Open-Source Software Entrepreneurial Business Modelling

  • Jose Teixeira
  • Joni Salminen
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 427)

Abstract

This poster aims to facilitate business planning of bootstrapping entrepreneurs who are developing a high-tech business by open-source approach. It draws on scholarly works on business modelling and open-source software to provide a practical tool for entrepreneurs establishing a business by open-source approach. Built on top of established business modelling frameworks, the Open-Source Software Entrepreneurial Business Modelling (OSS_EBM) can be a useful strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It enables strategists and entrepreneurs to describe, design, challenge, invent, brainstorm, pivot, analyze and improve upon open-source business models.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose Teixeira
    • 1
  • Joni Salminen
    • 2
  1. 1.Finland Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS)University of Turku (UTU)Finland
  2. 2.Turku School of Economics (TSE)Finland

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