Growing research on Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has addressed a variety of questions focussing on aspects ranging from open source development processes and developer motivation, to economic and policy-making implications. Nevertheless, a few authors have examined the adoption of FLOSS and its impact on organisational change and innovation. Adoption studies represent a particularly promising area for information system researchers to investigate the relationship between the specific properties of FLOSS and the processes of implementation and use. The goal of this paper is to contribute to this field of research by discussing a former multi-targeted research agenda and by defining an empirically grounded framework for studying FLOSS adoption, drawing on the outcomes of an exploratory multiple case study involving 16 Italian public administrations.

Exploring the Interplay Between FLOSS Adoption and Organizational Innovation / Spagnoletti, Paolo; Federici, Tommaso. - In: COMMUNICATIONS OF AIS. - ISSN 1529-3181. - STAMPA. - 29:1(2011), pp. 279-298.

Exploring the Interplay Between FLOSS Adoption and Organizational Innovation

SPAGNOLETTI, PAOLO;FEDERICI, TOMMASO
2011

Abstract

Growing research on Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) has addressed a variety of questions focussing on aspects ranging from open source development processes and developer motivation, to economic and policy-making implications. Nevertheless, a few authors have examined the adoption of FLOSS and its impact on organisational change and innovation. Adoption studies represent a particularly promising area for information system researchers to investigate the relationship between the specific properties of FLOSS and the processes of implementation and use. The goal of this paper is to contribute to this field of research by discussing a former multi-targeted research agenda and by defining an empirically grounded framework for studying FLOSS adoption, drawing on the outcomes of an exploratory multiple case study involving 16 Italian public administrations.
FLOSS adoption; organizational innovation; multiple case study; public sector
Exploring the Interplay Between FLOSS Adoption and Organizational Innovation / Spagnoletti, Paolo; Federici, Tommaso. - In: COMMUNICATIONS OF AIS. - ISSN 1529-3181. - STAMPA. - 29:1(2011), pp. 279-298.
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