‘Hybrid’ open source software virtual communities of practice – a conceptual framework

Sarma, Meera and Matheus, Thomas (2015) ‘Hybrid’ open source software virtual communities of practice – a conceptual framework. Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, 27 (5). pp. 569-585. ISSN 0953-7325

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537325.2015.1019452

Abstract

‘Hybrid’ open source software communities are conducive to knowledge integration and innovation, and can be seen through a community of practice lens. In this paper, we develop an integrated process theory of structural attributes and social mechanisms of hybrid virtual communities. We offer a dynamic view of knowledge integration and innovation in such communities. We also emphasise the multi-faceted nature of virtual communities and identify factors that regulate participation and sustain such communities. This has implications for theorising about knowledge integration and innovation in hybrid virtual settings. Finally, virtual ethnography and multi-level research are suggested for future research.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published online first
Uncontrolled Keywords: hybrid virtual community, open source software, community of Practice
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 14:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21681

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