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dc.contributor.authorHarison, Eladen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoski, Helien_US
dc.description.abstractOur study aims at shedding light on the innovative business strategies in the software sector and particularly providing a better understanding of the economics underlying the supply of Open Source Software (OSS). We use survey data collected from 170 Finnish software companies to investigate the determinants of the choice of OSS production. Our study focuses on the role of a firm’s absorptive capacity in its adoption of OSS supply as a business strategy. We find that the quality of a firm’s human capital indeed matters: those companies that supply OSS olutions also have relatively more highly educated employees. However, our data do not indicate that a firm’s accumulated intellectual property affects in any significant way its choice to apply OSSbased strategy.en_US
dc.publisherThe Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesETLA Discussion Papers, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) 1042en_US
dc.subject.keywordOpen Source, Software Market, Innovative Business Strategiesen_US
dc.subject.stwOpen Sourceen_US
dc.subject.stwStrategische Unternehmensplanungen_US
dc.titleInnovative software business strategies: Evidence from Finnish firmsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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