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dc.contributor.authorKoski, Helien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T11:00:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T11:00:13Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63799-
dc.description.abstractThis paper addresses the question of the software companies’ timing of adoption of the open source software (OSS) business models comprising the supply of OSS products and/or services. The game-theoretic technology adoption models do not explain well the observed diffusion patterns of the OSS business model among the sample of 716 European software firms. Instead, it seems that the network effects influentially shape the diffusion path of the OSS supply strategies. Our study further contributes to the technology diffusion literature as our econometric model aims at separating, unlike the previous empirical studies on technology diffusion, the role that the replacement effect has in the diffusion patterns of new technologies. Our data detect a clear replacement effect hindering the incumbents’ investments in new technology. The expected price declines of the computer programs – and thus the expected declining license revenues from the proprietary software – accelerate less the incumbent firms’ timing of adoption of the OSS supply model than that of the entrants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_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) 1102en_US
dc.subject.jelC41en_US
dc.subject.jelD21en_US
dc.subject.jelD23en_US
dc.subject.jelL2en_US
dc.subject.jelL86en_US
dc.subject.jelO14en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtiming of technology adoption, diffusion, open source software, business modelsen_US
dc.subject.stwSoftwareindustrieen_US
dc.subject.stwOpen Sourceen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnischer Fortschritten_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologiewahlen_US
dc.subject.stwZeiten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.subject.stwPortugalen_US
dc.titleDo technology diffusion theories explain the OSS business model adoption patterns?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn548022852en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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