Open source software adoption: Differences between developed and developing economies

Solomon Negash, Michelle S. Carter

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Abstract

Open Source Software (OSS) holds a great promise to bridge the digital divide. Nevertheless, OSS adoption frameworks for developing economies do not parallel the frameworks from developed economies. This paper reviews the literature to identify determinant factors for OSS adoptions in developed economies. Three case studies from Ethiopia were used to answer the research question whether OSS adoption differences exist between developed and developing economies. The Ethiopian cases are used to identify some OSS adoption differences in developing economies. Further study to understand the differences is recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationReaching New Heights
Pages1697-1704
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007 - Keystone, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2007Aug 12 2007

Publication series

NameAssociation for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights
Volume3

Conference

Conference13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007
CountryUnited States
CityKeystone, CO
Period8/10/078/12/07

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Keywords

  • Closed source software
  • Developing economies
  • Economically developing countries
  • Free software
  • It adoption
  • Open source
  • Open source software
  • Proprietary software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Negash, S., & Carter, M. S. (2007). Open source software adoption: Differences between developed and developing economies. In Association for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights (pp. 1697-1704). (Association for Information Systems - 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2007: Reaching New Heights; Vol. 3).