Bringing open source to work!

More and more companies are learning about the benefits of working with open source software (OSS). What few realize, however, are the challenges associated with adopting a new way of software development. In a recent paper by Oliver Alexy, Joachim Henkel and myself (just accepted in Research Policy), we analyze the effects OSS has on various job roles (e.g., developers and managers). We identify a number of individual-level attributes that increase the firm’s success rate in adopting OSS. And more.

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