Community and international business futures: insights from software production

Roberts, Joanne (2010) Community and international business futures: insights from software production. Futures, 42 (9). pp. 926-936. ISSN 0016-3287

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2010.08.023

Abstract

This article explores the role of community in the field of international business. In particular, the turn towards community in the general business environment is considered before the scope for international production and innovation to occur in global communities is investigated through the example of international software production. The global production of software is examined through a comparison of the commercial software organization of the Microsoft Corporation and the non-commercial Mozilla Open Source Software (OSS) community. Insights gained from this comparison together with findings from extant research are employed to construct a range of scenarios that capture potential roles for community in the prospective futures of international business.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: international business, community, open source software, Microsoft, Mozilla
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 15:24
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2297

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