Congresos y reuniones científicas
Measuring non-monetary innovation in firms. Cases from Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) firms of Argentina
Congreso; 15 Globelics International Conference; 2017
Institución organizadora:
Globelics / National Technical University of Athens
This paper presents a critique of the Olso Manual based innovation surveys designs in the software sector, upon a series of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) firms case studies. The main objective of this paper is to contribute to identify the specificities that acquire innovation in FLOSS firms that traditional innovation surveys usually omit, to improve actual innovation measures and metrics in the software. We applied a qualitative analysis, through a 5 FLOSS case studies of Argentina, aimed to elucidate the nature and particularities of their innovation processes and outcomes, and the characteristics and role of the collaboration with the community in the business model and their innovation strategy.