Garzarelli, Giampaolo and Fontanella, Riccardo (2010): Open Source Software Production, Spontaneous Input, and Organizational Learning.
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This work shows that the modular organization of voluntary Open Source Software (OSS) production, whereby programmers supply effort of their accord, capitalizes more on division than on specialization of labor. This is so because voluntary OSS production is characterized by an organizational learning process that dominates the individual one. Organizational learning reveals production choices that would otherwise remain unknown, thereby increasing productivity and indirectly reinforcing incentives to undertake collective problem solving.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Open Source Software Production, Spontaneous Input, and Organizational Learning|
|Keywords:||Division of Labor; Mistake-ridden Learning; Modularity; Open Source Software; Self-selection; Voluntary Production|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L23 - Organization of Production
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D20 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L1 - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance > L17 - Open Source Products and Markets
|Depositing User:||Giampaolo Garzarelli|
|Date Deposited:||30. May 2010 06:34|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 12:45|
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