Open Source in Development: Enabling Business and Services

Georg J.P. Link, Jolanta Kowal, Sajda Qureshi

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Abstract

This paper investigates the role of open source participation and employment in the service industry in development. We statistically analyze country-level data from publicly available global databases. The findings suggest that open source participation and employment in the service industry are together and individually positive moderators in the positive correlation of new business formation and development outcomes. This paper contributes to socioeconomic development by identifying ways in which open source participation contributes to development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-74
Number of pages23
JournalInformation Systems Management
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

Keywords

  • ICT4D
  • New business formation
  • development outcomes
  • employment in service industry
  • entrepreneurship
  • innovation
  • open source software
  • type of economy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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