Open Collaborative Development: Trends, Tools, and Tactics

  • Kathrin M. Moeslein
  • Angelika C. Bullinger
  • Jens Soeldner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5610)


Following the successful trend of open source, companies can be observed to open their innovation and development processes towards interested and capable partners inside and outside the organization. Previous research has neglected the need to integrate these different innovators. In this paper, we start to explore how this integration can be facilitated by social software, a class of applications that belong to the group of web-based, user-centric applications commonly referred to by the term Web 2.0. We show data of 24 social networking services which we examined along the characteristics typically used in the field of social software.


Social networking services open innovation collaborative development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathrin M. Moeslein
    • 1
    • 2
  • Angelika C. Bullinger
    • 1
  • Jens Soeldner
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair for Information Systems 1University of Erlangen-NurembergNurembergGermany
  2. 2.HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of ManagementCenter for Leading Innovation & Cooperation (CLIC)LeipzigGermany

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