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Adoption of Free and Open Source Software within High-velocity Firms

Mount, Matthew P., Fernandes, Kiran (2013) Adoption of Free and Open Source Software within High-velocity Firms. Behaviour & Information Technology, 32 (3). pp. 231-246. ISSN 0144-929X. (doi:10.1080/0144929X.2011.596995) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Free and open source software FOSS solutions are not only considered to be a disruptive force in the proprietary software industry but have helped firms deliver efficient and proficient processes and position themselves in global supply networks. The purpose of this study was to conduct an investigation of FOSS adoption in firms operating in high-velocity environments and identify factors that have an impact on the adoption process. Primary data were gathered from a cluster of firms operating in a high-velocity environment. The results provide an insight about the FOSS adoption process to both practitioners and academics alike. Our results indicate that performance attitude of managers, data regulation and facilitating conditions are important determinants of a firm's behavioural intention BI to adopt and use FOSS. Interestingly, influences from social and organisational domains have little effect on a firm's BI to adopt FOSS solutions. Overall, the article provides a structure to FOSS adoption which is relevant to managers and academics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/0144929X.2011.596995
Uncontrolled keywords: behavioural intentions; TAM; technology acceptance model
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 11:33 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34867 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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