Melissa M. Appleyard

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and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Appleyard received support from the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0438736. Jon Perr and Patrick Sullivan ably assisted with the interviews of Open Source Software leaders. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily(More)
This study extends research on strategic decision making into the realm of strategic alliances by examining the interactive effect of decision process characteristics at the firm and alliance levels on alliance performance. Located both within and at the boundary between partners, alliance-related decision processes have to balance each partner‘s(More)
Open source software (OSS) has come of age, and a number of maturing business models allow OSS companies to make a profit even when their product is distributed for free. This article considers the dynamics of value creation fuelling the proliferation of OSS and examines the business model factors that enable value capture. After interviewing leaders from(More)
This research contributes to the literature on innovation and alliance formation by modeling the role of learning during cooperative innovation. Learning, modeled as knowledge accumulation as a consequence of an alliance, influences the parameters that will govern the alliance. Specifically, this paper focuses on the interplay between semiconductor(More)
Firms in many industries build on the innovations of others, often in the face of short product life cycles. Not surprisingly, legal institutions governing intellectual property (IP) play a pivotal role in shaping this process of cumulative innovation. Recent studies suggest that IP-related “hold up” is especially problematic in the face of widely(More)
This paper presents a model of cooperative technology development undertaken by a buyer and a supplier of capital equipment in the semiconductor industry. In order to meet the demanding technical requirements of their production processes, chip producers, the "buyers," often spearhead technology development projects with their equipment suppliers to advance(More)
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