Classifying Organizational Adoption of Open Source Software: A Proposal

TitleClassifying Organizational Adoption of Open Source Software: A Proposal
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMurphy, Stephen, and Cox Sharon
Secondary AuthorsCrowston, Kevin, Hammouda Imed, Lundell Björn, Robles Gregorio, Gamalielsson Jonas, and Lindman Juho
Secondary TitleOpen Source Systems: Integrating Communities: 12th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 30 - June 2, 2016, Proceedings
ChapterClassifying Organizational Adoption of Open Source Software: A Proposal
Pagination123–133
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Place PublishedCham
ISBN Number978-3-319-39225-7
Abstract

Staged adoption models are a common feature of information systems (IS) adoption literature, yet these are rarely used in open source software (OSS) adoption studies. In this paper, a staged model for classifying the organizational adoption of OSS is proposed, based upon a critical review of existing staged adoption models and factors identified from OSS adoption literature. Innovations in the proposed model include: defined transition pathways between stages, additional stages and a decomposition of cessation of use into four distinct pathways.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39225-7_10
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-39225-7_10