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000125215 0247_ $$2doi$$a10.5075/epfl-thesis-4173
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000125215 037__ $$aTHESIS
000125215 041__ $$aeng
000125215 088__ $$a4173
000125215 245__ $$bunveiling the firm's open sources of competitive advantage$$aOpen source corporate strategy (OSCS)
000125215 269__ $$a2008
000125215 260__ $$bEPFL$$c2008$$aLausanne
000125215 300__ $$a198
000125215 336__ $$aTheses
000125215 520__ $$aThis doctoral dissertation defines and sheds light on a nascent phenomenon in management, informally referred to as "crowdsourcing". I term this concept Open Source Corporate Strategy, or OSCS, which borrows insights from the open source innovation literature, as well as from the strategy literature. This new concept explains how the firm may incorporate open source principles into its business model, as an effective diversification strategy to gain and sustain competitive advantage, in the context of a globally interconnected society. Firms implementing OSCS make use of a "loose" intellectual property regime to extend their operations outside the formal boundaries of the organization, and orchestrate knowledge work via informal globally distributed communities of practice. Empirical evidence discussed throughout this dissertation shows that these, among others, could be new and important sources of competitive advantage for the firm. Over the last few years we have seen a tremendous increase in the ability of firms to expand operations beyond their boundaries: (1) outside the focal organization, by formally trading knowledge with other organizations external to the firm (Chesbrough 2003, 2006), and more recently, (2) outside the scope of the formal interorganizational fabric, by informally sharing knowledge with external online communities of practice (Lakhani et al., 2007; Villarroel and Tucci 2006). The research developed in this doctoral dissertation was designed to explore this phenomenon, by means of: (1) case studies of firms implementing such open initiatives, (2) computational models of open innovation and open sourcing unveiling their impact on system-level learning performance, complemented by (3) a survey-based study of the online community associated to one such firm-sponsored initiative unveiling the motivation factors that determine participation and contribution performance.
000125215 6531_ $$aCompetitive Strategy
000125215 6531_ $$aOpen Source Innovation
000125215 6531_ $$aFirm Boundaries
000125215 6531_ $$aComputer Simulation
000125215 6531_ $$astratégie compétitive
000125215 6531_ $$ainnovation à source ouverte
000125215 6531_ $$afrontières de l'entreprise
000125215 6531_ $$asimulation informatique
000125215 700__ $$0244407$$g104110$$aVillarroel Fernández, Juan Andrei
000125215 720_2 $$aTucci, Christopher L.$$edir.$$g162370$$0243638
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