Coopetition of Software Firms in Open Source Software Ecosystems

  title={Coopetition of Software Firms in Open Source Software Ecosystems},
  author={Anh Nguyen-Duc and Daniela Soares Cruzes and Geir Kjetil Hanssen and Terje Snarby and P. Abrahamsson},
Software firms participate in an ecosystem as a part of their innovation strategy to extend value creation beyond the firm’s boundary. Participation in an open and independent environment also implies the competition among firms with similar business models and targeted markets. Hence, firms need to consider potential opportunities and challenges upfront. This study explores how software firms interact with others in OSS ecosystems from a coopetition perspective. We performed a quantitative and… 

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