A cooperative analysis framework for investment decisions in community source partnerships

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
Pages3473-3483
Volume6
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name
Volume6

Conference

Title14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008
PlaceCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period14 - 17 August 2008

Abstract

Community source development has emerged as a new way of developing enterprise applications, leading to a unique type of open source practice involving partnership and investments from multiple organizations. A critical research question in community source development is concerned with the rationale and the economic incentives behind investments from partnering organizations. In this paper, we examine a real world case, the Kuali community source project, and propose a cooperative decision framework to analyze investment decisions made by various types of organizations involved in community source. We analyze joint investment decisions and adopt the Black-Scholes model to capture individual organizations' decision-making in risky environments. Our analytical results are able to explain an array of observed investment behavior from community-source partners and reveal useful insights to help these organizations make decisions. Our results also facilitate a general understanding of the emerging community source development landscape.

Research Area(s)

  • Black-scholes model, Community source, Decision analysis, Decision-making, Kuali case, Open source

Citation Format(s)

A cooperative analysis framework for investment decisions in community source partnerships. / Liu, Manlu; Zeng, Daniel D.; Zhao, J. Leon.

14th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2008. Vol. 6 2008. p. 3473-3483.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)