Outsourcing to an Unknown Workforce: Exploring Opensourcing as a Global Sourcing Strategy

@article{gerfalk2006OutsourcingTA,
  title={Outsourcing to an Unknown Workforce: Exploring Opensourcing as a Global Sourcing Strategy},
  author={P{\"a}r J. {\AA}gerfalk and Bob Fitzgerald},
  journal={MIS Quarterly},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={385-409}
}
This paper presents a psychological contract perspective on the use of the open source development model as an offshore outsourcing practice – opensourcing as we term it here – whereby commercial companies and open source communities collaborate on development of software of commercial interest to the company. Building on previous research on IS outsourcing, a theoretical framework for exploring the opensourcing phenomenon is derived. The first phase of the research concerned qualitative case… CONTINUE READING
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