Open source software and the economics of organization

@inproceedings{Garzarelli2003OpenSS,
  title={Open source software and the economics of organization},
  author={Giampaolo Garzarelli},
  year={2003}
}
Forthcoming in a book on the new economy edited by J. Birner and P. Garrouste published by Routledge. Abstract: Open source software development has organizational characteristics that are out of the ordinary (e.g., no hierarchy, self-organization, self-regulation, and no ownership structure). The study suggests that this organization of work can be explained by combining the recently developed organizational theory of professions with the classic one of clubs. Still, the explanans falls within… CONTINUE READING

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