Open Source Software Adoption: A Technological Innovation Perspective

Publication Type:

Conference Proceedings


Association Information et Management, Lyon, France (2013)



This research-in-progress aims to indentify the salient factors explaining adoption of open source software (OSS), as a technological innovation. The theoretical background of the paper is based on the technological innovation literature. We choose to focus on the open ERP case, as it is considered as a promising innovation for firms – especially medium firms - but open ERP also faces numerous challenges. The paper provides a framework and a method for investigation that has to be implemented.