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Title: Adoption of Open Source Software in Information Technology Outsourcing Organizations
Researcher: Lakshmanan, R
Guide(s): Iyer, Sundaresan Krishnan
Keywords: Computer Science, Information Technology, Open Source Software
University: Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Completed Date: 18/08/2016
Abstract: The aim of this study is to identify the extent of Open Source Software (OSS) adoption and further investigate the factors that influence the adoption in global Information Technology (IT) outsourcing organizations serviced by Indian IT service providers. Although there are several OSS related studies, not many have been conducted on identifying factors that impact adoption in organizations in outsourcing context. In India, despite its lead in providing IT services for organizations across the globe, little research has been conducted on OSS adoption in IT outsourcing context. The study adopted Technology-Organization-Environment (TOE) framework to leverage the factors that influence OSS adoption. This explanatory research adopted positivism research philosophy and mixed methods approach. This study used self-administered questionnaire to collect data from top and middle management employees of Indian IT service providers covering a sample of 482 IT outsourcing organizations and the data were analyzed using PLS regression. In addition, in-depth interviews were conducted with ten participants and the survey findings were triangulated based on qualitative data. An additional single case study design approach was included to the OSS support aspects. newline
Appears in Departments:Computer Science & Information Systems

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