Last Updated May 1, 2012

Curriculum Vitae (Summary)
Joel West
Keck Graduate Institute
535 Watson Way
Claremont, CA 91711-4817
URL: http://www.JoelWest.org/KGI/

Education

Selected Work Experience

Academic Appointments

Research Positions

Industry Experience

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

Joel West and Michael Mace, “Browsing as the killer app: Explaining the rapid success of Apple’s iPhone,” Telecommunications Policy, 34, 5-6 (June-July 2010): 270-286. DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2009.12.002

Scott Gallagher and Joel West, “Reconceptualizing and expanding the positive feedback network effects model: A case study,” Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 26, 3 (Sept. 2009): 131-147. DOI: 10.1016/j.jengtecman.2009.06.007

Joel West, “Before Qualcomm: Linkabit and the Origins of the San Diego Telecom Industry,” Journal of San Diego History, 55, 1-2 (Winter/Spring 2009): 1-20.

Rudi Bekkers and Joel West, “The Limits to IPR Standardization Policies as Evidenced by Strategic Patenting in UMTS,” Telecommunications Policy, 33, 1-2 (Feb.-March 2009): 80-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2008.11.003

Joel West, “Commercializing Open Science: Deep Space Communications as the Lead Market for Shannon Theory, 1960-1973,” Journal of Management Studies, 45, 8 (December 2008), 1506-1532. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2008.00807.x

Joel West and Siobhán O’Mahony, “The Role of Participation Architecture in Growing Sponsored Open Source Communities,” Industry & Innovation, 15, 2 (April 2008): 145-168. DOI: 10.1080/13662710801970142

Joel West and Karim R. Lakhani, “Getting Clear About Communities in Open Innovation,” Industry & Innovation, 15, 2 (April 2008): 223-231. DOI: 10.1080/13662710802033734

Joel West and Scott Gallagher, “Challenges of Open Innovation: The Paradox of Firm Investment in Open Source Software,” R&D Management, 36, 3 (June 2006), 315-328. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9310.2006.00436.x

Joel West and John L. Graham, “A Linguistic-Based Measure of Cultural Distance and its Relationship to Managerial Values,” Management International Review, 44, 3 (2004).

Joel West, “How Open is Open Enough? Melding Proprietary and Open Source Platform Strategies,Research Policy 32, 7 (July 2003): 1259-1285.

John L. King and Joel West, “Ma Bell’s Orphan: US Cellular Telephony, 1947-1996,Telecommunications Policy 26, 3-4 (April/May 2002): 189-203.

Joel West and Jason Dedrick, “Open Source Standardization: The Rise of Linux in the Network Era,Knowledge, Technology & Policy, 14, 2 (Summer 2001): 88-112

Joel West and Jason Dedrick, “Innovation and Control in Standards Architectures: The Rise and Fall of Japan’s PC-98,” Information Systems Research, 11, 2 (June 2000): 197-216.

Joel West, “Utopianism and National Competitiveness in Technology Rhetoric: The Case of Japan’s Information Infrastructure,” The Information Society, 12, 3 (July 1996): 251-272.

Joel West, “Software Rights and Japan’s Shift to an Information Society,Asian Survey, 35, 12 (Dec. 1995): 1118-1139.

Books

Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, eds., Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN: 0-19-929072-5.(Reprinted in paperback, 2008. ISBN: 0-19-922646-6).

Joel West, Programming with Macintosh Programmer’s Workshop, New York: Bantam Computer Books, 1987, ISBN: 0-55334436-6.

Book Chapters

Jason Woodard and Joel West, “Strategic Responses to Standardization: Embrace, Extend or Extinguish?” in Gino Cattani, Simone Ferriani, Lars Frederiksen, Florian Täube, eds., Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 28, 2011, pp. 263-285, ISBN: 1780521928.

Joel West, “Open Innovation,” in Barry Bayus, ed., Wiley International Encyclopedia of Marketing, Volume 5: New Product Development, Malden, Mass.: Blackwell-Wiley, 2011. DOI: 10.1002/9781444316568.wiem05029

Jason Dedrick and Joel West, “Movement Ideology vs. User Pragmatism in the Organizational Adoption of Open Source Software,” in Kenneth L. Kraemer and Margaret Elliott, eds., Computerization Movements and Technology Diffusion: From Mainframes to Ubiquitous Computing, Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2008, pp. 427-452. ISBN: 157387311X

Joel West, “The Economic Realities of Open Standards: Black, White and Many Shades of Gray,” in Shane Greenstein and Victor Stango, eds., Standards and Public Policy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007, pp. 87-122.

Joel West, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Henry Chesbrough, “Open Innovation: A Research Agenda,” in Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, eds., Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 285-307.

Joel West, “Does Appropriability Enable or Retard Open Innovation?” in Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, eds., Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 109-133.

Caroline Simard and Joel West, “Knowledge networks and the geographic locus of innovation,” in Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, eds., Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 220-240.

Joel West, “The fall of a Silicon Valley icon: Was Apple really Betamax redux?” in Richard A. Bettis, ed., Strategy in Transition, Oxford: Blackwell (2004).

Joel West, “Institutional Constraints in the Initial Deployment of Cellular Telephone Service on Three Continents,” in Kai Jakobs, ed., Information Technology Standards and Standardization: A Global Perspective, Philadelphia: Idea Group, 2000.

Conference Proceedings

Jason Woodard and Joel West, “Four Perspectives on Architectural Strategy,” ICIS 2011 Proceedings, (Dec. 2011), Paper 21.

Paul L. Drnevich and Joel West, “Performance Implications of Technological Uncertainty for Young and Small Businesses,” Proceedings of the 2011 Southern Management Association Meeting, Savannah, Georgia (Nov. 2011): 818-823.

Jason Woodard and Joel West, “Architectural Dualities in Complex Systems: A Synthesis of Research on Technology and Organizations,” DRUID 2009 Summer Conference, Copenhagen (June 2009), WP #6032.

West, Joel, “Value Capture and Value Networks in Open Source Vendor Strategies,” Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, Hawai‘i (Jan. 2007): 176. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2007.600

Joel West and Siobhán O’Mahony, “Contrasting Community Building in Sponsored and Community Founded Open Source Projects,” Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, Hawaii (Jan. 2005): 196c. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2005.166

Jason Dedrick and Joel West, “An Exploratory Study into Open Source Platform Adoption,” Proceedings of the 37th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, Hawaii (Jan. 2004): 80265b. DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2004.1265633

Jason Dedrick and Joel West, “Why Firms Adopt Open Source Platforms: A Grounded Theory of Innovation and Standards Adoption,” in John L. King, and Kalle Lyytinen, eds., Proceedings of the Workshop on Standard Making: A Critical Research Frontier for Information Systems, Seattle, Wash. (December 2003): 236-257.

Joel West, “Network Externalities vs. Switching Costs: Which Better Explains Buyer Decisions On Computer Standards?” PDMA Research Conference Proceedings 2001, Santa Clara, Calif. (Oct. 2001): 159-176.

Joel West, “Qualcomm’s Standards Strategy,” Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, Boulder, Colorado (Oct. 2001): 62-76. DOI: 10.1109/SIIT.2001.968556

Joel West and Jason Dedrick, “Proprietary vs. Open Standards in the Network Era: An Examination of the Linux Phenomenon,Proceedings of the 34th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, Hawaii (Jan. 2001): 5011.

Joel West, “Reconsidering the Assumptions for ‘Tipping’ in Network Markets,Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology, Aachen, Germany (Sept. 1999): 163-168.

Joel West, “Organizational Decisions for I.T. Standards Adoption: Antecedents and Consequences,Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology, Aachen, Germany (Sept. 1999): 13-18.

Joel West, “Pioneer Advantage Under Increasing Returns to Scale: A Conceptual Framework for Information Technology Industries,” Proceedings of the American Marketing Association Winter Educators’ Conference, Austin, Texas (Feb. 1998).

Joel West and Alasdar Mullarney, “ModSim: A Language for Distributed Simulation,” Proceedings of Distributed Simulation 1988, Society for Computer Simulation, 19, 3 (July 1988): 155-159.

Reports and Working Papers

West, Joel and Marcel Bogers, “Profiting from External Innovation: A Review of Research on Open Innovation,” September 13, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1949520.

Joel West and Caroline Simard, “Balancing Intrapreneurial Innovation vs. Entrepreneurial Spinoffs During Periods of Technological Ferment,” Sloan Industry Studies working paper series, WP-2007-32, May 2007.

Joel West, “Apple Computer: The iCEO Seizes the Internet,” Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), UC Irvine, Working Paper #348, October 2002.

Joel West, “Building Japan’s Information Superhighway,” Japan Policy Research Institute, Working Paper No. 7, February 1995.

Joel West, Object-Oriented Distributed Simulation, JPL Technical Report, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., 1985 (part of the JPL Time Warp research project).