Vish Krishnan

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Technological advances present rms in many industries with opportunities to substantially improve their product's capabilities in short periods of time. Customers who invest in these products may, however, react adversely to rapid improvements that obsoletes their previous versions by deferring their purchase. In industrial markets, there is an emerging(More)
O rganizations increasingly seek solutions to their open-ended design problems by employing a contest approach in which search over a solution space is delegated to outside agents. We study this new class of problems, which are costly to specify, pose credibility issues for the focal firm, and require finely tuned awards for meeting the firm's needs.(More)
Global competition and major technological advances cause substantial performance improvements in many product categories including consumer electronics, computers and software. Rapid sequential innovation refers to the situation when firms launch a sequence of products in time whose performance quality improves not only in absolute terms but also in(More)
" Release early, release often " is becoming a popular new product introduction strategy in open source software development. We study the influence of release strategies on the download market share of open source projects. Using a panel data set collected from, we find that while more frequent releases are associated with better subsequent(More)
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