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Software Sourcing in the Age of Open

Leveraging the Unknown Workforce

  • Pär J. Ågerfalk
  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • Klaas-Jan Stol

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pär J. Ågerfalk, Brian Fitzgerald, Klaas-Jan Stol
    Pages 1-9
  3. Pär J. Ågerfalk, Brian Fitzgerald, Klaas-Jan Stol
    Pages 11-25
  4. Pär J. Ågerfalk, Brian Fitzgerald, Klaas-Jan Stol
    Pages 27-44
  5. Pär J. Ågerfalk, Brian Fitzgerald, Klaas-Jan Stol
    Pages 45-60
  6. Pär J. Ågerfalk, Brian Fitzgerald, Klaas-Jan Stol
    Pages 61-69
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 71-77

About this book

Introduction

This SpringerBrief discusses multiple forms of open-source-inspired outsourcing: opensourcing, innersourcing and crowdsourcing. It uses a framework-based comparison to explain the strengths and weaknesses of each approach. By pointing out characteristics along with benefits and pitfalls of each approach, the authors provide nuanced and research-based advice to managers and developers facing software sourcing decisions. The differences and commonalities of these three emerging approaches are carefully analyzed. Chapters explore the primary challenges of reliability, efficiency and robustness in open-source methods. Examples from industrial cases are included, along with extensive references to recent research. The brief concludes with a comparative analysis of approaches and outlines key implications to be aware of when outsourcing. Software Sourcing in the Age of Open: Leveraging the Unknown Workforce is designed for professionals and researchers interested in outsourcing challenges. The content is also suitable for postgraduate students interested in contemporary software sourcing approaches.

Keywords

Crowdsourcing Innersourcing Open source movement Opensourcing Outsourcing Software Software outsourcing Software sourcing

Authors and affiliations

  • Pär J. Ågerfalk
    • 1
  • Brian Fitzgerald
    • 2
  • Klaas-Jan Stol
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Informatics and MediaUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17266-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17265-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17266-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
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