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How e-Entrepreneurs operate in the context of open source software

Zutshi, Ambika, Zutshi, Samar and Sohal, Amrik 2006, How e-Entrepreneurs operate in the context of open source software, in Entrepreneurship and innovations in e-business: an integrative perspective, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, Pa., pp.62-88.

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Title How e-Entrepreneurs operate in the context of open source software
Author(s) Zutshi, Ambika
Zutshi, Samar
Sohal, Amrik
Title of book Entrepreneurship and innovations in e-business: an integrative perspective
Editor(s) Zhao, Fang
Publication date 2006
Chapter number 4
Total chapters 14
Start page 62
End page 88
Total pages 27
Publisher Idea Group Publishing
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Keyword(s) Business environments
E-Entrepreneurs
Open source software
OSS
Source code
Summary The Internet has become an integral part of our everyday lives and it is often difficult to imagine how we ever functioned without it. This chapter presents experiences of two entrepreneurial companies, one of which has survived the 'dot-com bubble burst.' The chapter identifies current and future online business environments especially in light of open source software (OSS)   being accepted globally. Unlike proprietary software (such as Windows), OSS comes with its internal implementation details (source code) visible both to its developers and users, along with the freedom to change and redistribute this source. The significant implications of this unique style of software distribution for e-entrepreneurs are examined. Having a flexible  strategic plan; possessing management skills; providing excellent service; and having patience are some of the recommendations provided by  interviewed e-entrepreneurs. When made part of the decision making  process, these recommendations would enhance current and future e_entrepreneurs in sustaining their business.
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ISBN 1591409217
9781591409212
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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