OSS Adoption in South Africa: Applying the TOE Model to a Case Study

  • Jean-Paul Van Belle
  • Mark Reed
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 378)


This paper presents a case study on the factors that influence the initial adoption of Open Source Software (OSS) in a large South African organization when implementing an OSS PBX platform. The theoretical foundation for this research draws on a number of academic frameworks and models, thus not only providing a practical illustration but also validating their usefulness in guiding OSS adoption.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Van Belle
    • 1
  • Mark Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

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