Entrepreneurial actions and the legitimation of free/open source software services

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dc.contributor.authorMarsan, Josianne-
dc.contributor.authorCarillo, Kevin-
dc.contributor.authorNegoita, Bogdan-
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-25T14:34:27Z-
dc.date.available2020-03-25T14:34:27Z-
dc.date.issued2019-12-23-
dc.identifier.issn0268-3962fr
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/38347-
dc.description.abstractFree/open source software users were previously responsible for managing the challenges associated with their software themselves. Recently, a new generation of entrepreneurs seized this emerging market opportunity by positioning themselves as service providers for free/open source software users. Conceptualizing such providers as “institutional entrepreneurs,” we find that due to the nature of the free/open source software context, they exhibit a different set of legitimation actions compared with similar efforts in other contexts. Based on our empirical analysis of free/open source software service providers and drawing on prior theory, we identify two entrepreneurial actions aimed at gaining legitimacy specific to the free/open source software context, namely, product-based theorization actions and evangelization actions. We also demonstrate that institutional entrepreneurship is shaped by the nature of free/open source software products and the openness values at the core of the free/open source software movement. Our work hence underscores the importance of the context of institutional entrepreneurship.fr
dc.languageengfr
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.fr
dc.subjectOpennessfr
dc.subjectFree/open source softwarefr
dc.subjectServicesfr
dc.subjectContextfr
dc.subjectLegitimationfr
dc.subjectLegitimacyfr
dc.subjectLegitimation actionsfr
dc.subjectInstitutional entrepreneurshipfr
dc.titleEntrepreneurial actions and the legitimation of free/open source software servicesfr
dc.typeCOAR1_1::Texte::Périodique::Revue::Contribution à un journal::Article::Article de recherchefr
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJournal of Information Technology, (2019)fr
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0268396219886879fr
dc.subject.rvmLogiciels libres -- Service à la clientèlefr
dc.subject.rvmLogiciels gratuits -- Service à la clientèlefr
dc.subject.rvmLégitimité organisationnellefr
dc.subject.rvmDépannage informatiquefr
rioxxterms.versionAccepted Manuscriptfr
rioxxterms.version_of_recordhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0268396219886879fr
rioxxterms.project.funder_nameFonds de recherche du Québec, Société et Culturefr
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