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Community and international business futures: insights from software production

Community and international business futures: insights from software production
Community and international business futures: insights from software production
This article explores the role of community in the field of international business. In particular, the turn towards community in the general business environment is considered before the scope for international production and innovation to occur in global communities is investigated through the example of international software production. The global production of software is examined through a comparison of the commercial software organization of the Microsoft Corporation and the non-commercial Mozilla Open Source Software (OSS) community. Insights gained from this comparison together with findings from extant research are employed to construct a range of scenarios that capture potential roles for community in the prospective futures of international business.

international business, community, opensource software, microsoft, mozilla
0016-3287
926-936
Roberts, Joanne
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Roberts, Joanne
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Roberts, Joanne (2010) Community and international business futures: insights from software production. Futures, 42 (9), 926-936. (doi:10.1016/j.futures.2010.08.023).

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This article explores the role of community in the field of international business. In particular, the turn towards community in the general business environment is considered before the scope for international production and innovation to occur in global communities is investigated through the example of international software production. The global production of software is examined through a comparison of the commercial software organization of the Microsoft Corporation and the non-commercial Mozilla Open Source Software (OSS) community. Insights gained from this comparison together with findings from extant research are employed to construct a range of scenarios that capture potential roles for community in the prospective futures of international business.

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Published date: 2010
Keywords: international business, community, opensource software, microsoft, mozilla
Organisations: Winchester School of Art

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Local EPrints ID: 360322
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/360322
ISSN: 0016-3287
PURE UUID: 6903140e-fdb5-495b-ad77-c2e7d70325c8
ORCID for Joanne Roberts: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5337-1698

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Date deposited: 09 Dec 2013 09:29
Last modified: 29 Oct 2019 01:38

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