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dc.contributor.advisorAuster, Ellen R.
dc.creatorMacAulay Abdelwahab, Mekki Robert
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T13:41:42Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T13:41:42Z
dc.date.copyright2018-06-19
dc.date.issued2018-11-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/35484
dc.description.abstractRecent research suggests that firms may be able to create a competitive advantage by deliberately revealing specific problem knowledge beyond firm boundaries to open source meta-organisations such that new solution knowledge is created that benefits the focal firm more than its competitors (Alexy, George, & Salter, 2013). Yet, not all firms that use knowledge revealing strategies are successful in inducing the emergence of solution knowledge. The extant literature has as of yet not explained this heterogeneity in success of knowledge revealing strategies. Using a longitudinal database spanning the period from 1998 to end 2012 with more than 2 billion data points that was obtained from the Mozilla Foundation, one of the top open source meta-organisations, this dissertation identifies and measures the antecedent factors affecting successful solution knowledge emergence. The results reveal 35 antecedent factors that affect solution knowledge emergence in different ways across three levels of analysis. The numerous contributions to theory and practice that follow from the results are discussed.
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dc.subjectOperations research
dc.titleDeterminants of Success of the Open Source Selective Revealing Strategy: Solution Knowledge Emergence
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineAdministration
dc.degree.namePhD - Doctor of Philosophy
dc.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.date.updated2018-11-21T13:41:42Z
dc.subject.keywordsStrategy
dc.subject.keywordsStrategic management
dc.subject.keywordsOpen source
dc.subject.keywordsKBV
dc.subject.keywordsKnowledge-based view of the firm
dc.subject.keywordsOpen innovation
dc.subject.keywordsManagement
dc.subject.keywordsOrganisation theory
dc.subject.keywordsOperations management
dc.subject.keywordsPolicy
dc.subject.keywordsMozilla
dc.subject.keywordsBugzilla
dc.subject.keywordsBug tracking
dc.subject.keywordsSoftware development
dc.subject.keywordsTechnology innovation management
dc.subject.keywordsInnovation


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