Starting Open Source Collaborative Innovation: The Antecedents of Network Formation in Community Source

Liu, M., Hull, C. E. & Hung, Y.-T. C. Starting open source collaborative innovation: The antecedents of network formation in community source. Information Systems Journal, DOI: 10.1111/isj.12113. (Forthcoming)

39 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2016

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Manlu Liu

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Saunders College of Business

Clyde Eiríkur Hull

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Saunders College of Business

Yu-Ting Caisy Hung

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Information Systems

Date Written: January 1, 2016

Abstract

Unmet needs in the area of enterprise applications have led to a new type of collaborative open source innovation development across institution borders: Community source. We use the Kuali community source network, a jointly managed, border- spanning organization that supplies the institutions that created it, to describe how community source works. This study builds a theoretical basis for understanding the individual and institutional factors affecting community source network formation and the decision by organizations to join a community source network. We identify eight antecedents of decisions about forming or joining community source initiatives: motives, learning, trust, norms and monitoring, institutional similarity, external funding, hostile external environment, and information technology.

Keywords: Community Source, Network Formation, Open Source, Collaborative Innovation

Suggested Citation

Liu, Manlu and Hull, Clyde Eiríkur and Caisy Hung, Yu-Ting, Starting Open Source Collaborative Innovation: The Antecedents of Network Formation in Community Source (January 1, 2016). Liu, M., Hull, C. E. & Hung, Y.-T. C. Starting open source collaborative innovation: The antecedents of network formation in community source. Information Systems Journal, DOI: 10.1111/isj.12113. (Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2879752

Manlu Liu

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Saunders College of Business

105 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
United States

Clyde Eiríkur Hull (Contact Author)

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) - Saunders College of Business ( email )

105 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623
United States

Yu-Ting Caisy Hung

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Information Systems

13 Computing Drive
117417
Singapore

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