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Joel West’s
Research on Open Source Software

Joel’s research on open source considers how firms get involved in free and open source software. This includes joining existing open source communities, creating new ones, free riding off of existing open source projects, or deciding to adopt open source software.

Unofficial copies of the paper are available by clicking on the title of the paper. Official copies (where copyright permits) can be reached by clicking on the DOI or by browsing the issue date.

See also Google Scholar citations of these papers, Joel’s open source resource page and his blog postings on open source.

Publications

Abstracts for many of these papers are available at the Silicon Valley Open Source Research Project.

Articles

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, “Seeking Open Infrastructure: Contrasting Open Standards, Open Source and Open Innovation,” First Monday, 12, 6 (June 2007).

Joel West and Jason Dedrick, “Scope and Timing of Deployment: Moderators of Organizational Adoption of the Linux Server Platform,” International Journal of IT Standards Research 4, 2 (July 2006): 1-23.

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, “How Open is Open Enough? Melding Proprietary and Open Source Platform Strategies, Research Policy 32, 7 (July 2003): 1259-1285. DOI: 10.1016/S0048-7333(03)00052-0

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.

Chapters

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.

Stephen K. Kwan and Joel West, “Heterogeneity of IT Importance: Implications for Enterprise IT Portfolio Management,” in Ravi Kumar Jain, ed., E-Strategy, Hyderabad, India: ICFAI University Press, 2006.

Joel West and Scott Gallagher, “Patterns of Open Innovation in Open Source Software,” Chapter 5 in Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, eds., Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Stephen K. Kwan and Joel West, “A Conceptual Model for Enterprise Adoption of Open Source Software,” in Sherrie Bolin, ed., The Standards Edge: Open Season, Ann Arbor, Mich.: Sheridan Books, 2005, pp. 51-62.

Conference Proceedings

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). DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2007.600

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.

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.2004.51

Jason Dedrick and Joel West, “Why firms adopt open source platforms: a grounded theory of innovation and standards adoption,” Proceedings of the Workshop on Standard Making: A Critical Research Frontier for Information Systems, Seattle, Wash. (Dec. 2003).

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.

Other Writing

Joel West, “Understanding Open Source Licensing: Three How-to Guides,” IEEE Software 22, 4 (July/August 2005): 114-116. DOI: 10.1109/MS.2005.89

Joel West and Siobhán O’Mahony, “The VistA Open Source Project,” December 31, 2003.

Conference Presentations

Paper Presentations

Joel West, “Contrasting Firm Strategies for Open Standards, Open Source and Open Innovation,” Designing Cyberinfrastructure for Collaboration and Innovation conference, National Academies, Washington, DC, January 29, 2007.

West, Joel, “Value Capture and Value Networks in Open Source Vendor Strategies,” 40th Annual Hawai‘i International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, Hawai‘i (Jan. 2007).

Scott Gallagher and Joel West, “The Knowledge Based View and Open Innovation: Strategies from Open Source Software,” Academy of Management conference, Technology and Innovation Management division, Atlanta, August 2006.

Siobhán O’Mahony and Joel West, “What makes a project open source? Migrating from organic to synthetic communities,” Academy of Management conference, Technology and Innovation Management division, Honolulu, August 2005.

Joel West and Scott Gallagher, “Open Innovation: The Paradox of Firm Investment in Open Source Software,” Western Academy of Management, Las Vegas, April 1, 2005.

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.

Stephen K. Kwan and Joel West, “Heterogeneity of IT Importance: Implications for Enterprise IT Portfolio Management,” Academy of Management conference, Organizational Communication and Information Systems division, New Orleans, La., August 2004.

Jason Dedrick and Joel West, “Why firms adopt open source platforms: a grounded theory of innovation and standards adoption,”Workshop on Standard Making: A Critical Research Frontier for Information Systems, Seattle, Wash., December 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.

Jason Dedrick and Joel West, “Adoption of Open Source Platforms: An Exploratory Study,” HBS - MIT Sloan Free/Open Source Software Conference: New Models of Software Development, Cambridge, Mass., June 20, 2003.

Joel West, “The Use of Open Source Adoption Networks in Proprietary Platform Strategies,” Academy of Management conference, Technology & Innovation Management division, Washington, D.C., August 12, 2002.

Keynote Presentations

Keynote speaker, Open-source and Proprietary Models of Innovation conference, Center for Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Washington University School of Law, April 4-5, 2008

Keynote speaker, Managing Open Innovation through Online Communities track, European Academy of Management 2007 conference, May 17, 2007.

Keynote speaker, “Open Source: What It Is and What It Is Not,” California State University Open Source Software: Days of Dialogue, Seaside, Calif., February 10, 2006.

Panel and Workshop Discussions

Chris Kelty, Walt Scacchi, Charles Schweik and Joel West, “Social, Behavior, and Economic Studies of FOSS,” FOSS 2010 Workshop on the Future of Research in Free/Open Source Software, Irvine, Calif., February 10, 2010.

Aija Leiponen, Jennifer Kuan, Karim R. Lakhani, Tim Simcoe, Lee Fleming and Joel West, “Open Source, Open Standards and Distributed Innovation: Private Motives and Public Goods,” Academy of Management conference, joint symposium, Technology and Innovation Management, Business Policy and Strategy and Organization & Management Theory divisions, Philadelphia, August 6, 2007.

Elliott Maxwell, Rishab Ghosh, Joel West, Andrew Wyckoff and J.C. Herz, “The Ecology and Design of ‘Open’,” Designing Cyberinfrastructure for Collaboration and Innovation: Emerging Frameworks and Strategies for Enabling and Controlling Knowledge, Washington, DC, January 29, 2007.

Joel West and Kevin Crowston (co-organizers), “Open Source Software,” professional development workshop, TIM (Technology and Innovation Management), BPS (Business Policy and Strategy) and OCIS (Organizational Communication and Information Systems) divisions, Academy of Management conference, Atlanta, August 13, 2006.

Kevin Crowston, Siobhán O’Mahony, and Joel West, “What can Wikipedia learn from Open Source Software Development?” Wikimania 2006, Boston, August 5, 2006.

Eleanor Wynn, Cynthia Pickering, Kevin Karth, Julian Lombardi, John Miner, David Smith, Joel West, “Open source approaches to collaborative software,” The Fourth International Conference on Creating, Connecting and Collaborating through Computing (C5), January 27, 2006.

Industry Conferences

Moderator, “Unveiling the True Value of Open Source,” Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) 2005 Enterprise Software Summit, Universal City, Calif., May 25, 2005.

Session chairman, “Eclipse in the Enterprise,” EclipseCon 2005, Burlingame, Calif., March 1, 2005.

Session chairman and panelist, “Open Source Adoption: Trends and Obstacles,” Open Source Business Conference (OSBC 2004), San Francisco, March 17, 2004.

Moderator, “Collaboration with Open Source Projects,” SDForum Open Source Summit and Expo, Burlingame, Calif., Dec. 11, 2003.


Last Updated February 11, 2010

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