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A Research Agenda for Studying Open Source I: A Multi-Level Framework
Communications of the Association for Information Systems (2006)
  • Ashley R Davis, San Jose State University
  • Fred Niederman, University of Georgia
  • Martina E. Greiner, University of Georgia
  • Donald Wynn, University of Georgia
  • Paul T. York, University of Georgia
Abstract

This paper presents a research agenda for studying information systems using open source software A multi-level research model is developed at five discrete levels of analysis: (1) the artifact; (2) the individual; (3) the team, project, and community; (4) the organization; and (5) society. Each level is discussed in terms of key issues within the level. Examples are based on prior research. In a companion paper, [Niederman, et al 2006], we view the agenda through the lens of referent discipline theories.

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Publication Date
September, 2006
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Copyright © 2006 Association for Information Systems.
Citation Information
Ashley R Davis, Fred Niederman, Martina E. Greiner, Donald Wynn, et al.. "A Research Agenda for Studying Open Source I: A Multi-Level Framework" Communications of the Association for Information Systems Vol. 18 Iss. 1 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ashley_davis/10/