Nearly all of Joel’s research is in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship. An important subset has examined the adoption of innovations and firm strategies for profiting from such adoption, including more recently research on Open Innovation.
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See also Joel’s research on open innovation.
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
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. DOI: 10.1016/S0308-5961(02)00008-3
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, Jason Dedrick and Kenneth L. Kraemer, “Back to the Future: Japan’s NII Plans,” in Brian Kahin and Ernest J. Wilson III, eds., National Information Infrastructure Initiatives: Vision and Policy Design, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1997.
Joel West, “Software Rights and Japan’s Shift to an Information Society,” Asian Survey, 35, 12 (Dec. 1995): 1118-1139. Reprinted in Edward R. Beauchamp, ed., The Japanese Economy and Economic Issues since 1945, New York: Garland, 1998, pp. 274-296.
Joel West, “Moderators of the Diffusion of Technological Innovation: Growth of the Japanese PC Industry,” Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), UC Irvine, Working Paper #PAC-096, January 1996.
Keynote speaker, Open-Source and Proprietary Models of Innovation: Beyond Ideology conference, Washington University School of Law, April 4, 2008.
Joel West, “Commercializing Open Science: Deep Space Communications as the Lead Market for Shannon Theory, 1960-1973,” 2007 Technology Transfer Society Conference, Palm Desert, Calif., Oct. 25, 2007.
Joel West and Jason Dedrick, “The Effect of Computerization Movements Upon Organizational Adoption of Open Source,” Social Informatics Workshop: Extending the Contributions of Professor Rob Kling to the Analysis of Computerization Movements, March 11, 2005.
Jason Dedrick and Joel West, “An Exploratory Study into Open Source Platform Adoption,” Standard Making: A Critical Research Frontier for Information Systems workshop, Seattle, Wash., Dec. 13, 2003.
Joel West and Jason Dedrick, “Innovation and Industry Structure: The Effect of Open Source Software,” Strategic Management Society, 23rd Annual International Conference, November 2003.
Joel West and Vladislav Fomin, “National Innovation Systems in the Mobile Telephone Industry, 1946-2000,” Academy of Management conference, Technology & Innovation Management division, Washington, D.C., August 7, 2001.
Joel West and Vladislav Fomin, “Standards Divergence and the Locus of Innovation in the Cellular Industry,” The Evolution of Standards and Standardization Practices, Nokia Research Center, Helsinki, March 24, 2000.
Joel West, Jason Dedrick and Kenneth L. Kraemer, “Back to the Future: Japan’s NII Plans,” National and International Initiative in Information Infrastructure conference, Harvard University, Jan. 1996.
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