A cooperative analysis framework for investment decisions in community source partnerships

Manlu Liu, Daniel D. Zeng, J. Leon Zhao

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Abstract

Community source development has emerged as a new way of developing enterprise applications, leading to a unique type of open source practice involving partnership and investments from multiple organizations. A critical research question in community source development is concerned with the rationale and the economic incentives behind investments from partnering organizations. In this paper, we examine a real world case, the Kuali community source project, and propose a cooperative decision framework to analyze investment decisions made by various types of organizations involved in community source. We analyze joint investment decisions and adopt the Black-Scholes model to capture individual organizations' decision-making in risky environments. Our analytical results are able to explain an array of observed investment behavior from community-source partners and reveal useful insights to help these organizations make decisions. Our results also facilitate a general understanding of the emerging community source development landscape.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
Pages3473-3483
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Aug 14 2008Aug 17 2008

Publication series

Name14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
Volume6

Other

Other14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period8/14/088/17/08

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Keywords

  • Black-scholes model
  • Community source
  • Decision analysis
  • Decision-making
  • Kuali case
  • Open source

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Information Systems

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Liu, M., Zeng, D. D., & Zhao, J. L. (2008). A cooperative analysis framework for investment decisions in community source partnerships. In 14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008 (pp. 3473-3483). (14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008; Vol. 6).