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Document type:
Working Paper 
Author(s):
Henkel, J. 
Non-TUM Co-author(s):
Nein 
Cooperation:
national 
Editor:
CEPR Discussion Paper 4507 
Title:
The Jukebox Mode of innovation - a model of commercial open source development 
Abstract:
In this Paper, I explore the circumstances under which innovation processes without secrecy or intellectual property protection are viable, and where free revealing of innovations is a profit-maximizing strategy. Motivated by an empirical study of embedded Linux, I develop a duopoly model of quality competition. Firms require two complementary technologies as inputs, but differ with respect to the relative importance of these technologies. I find that a regime with compulsory revealing can lead...    »
 
Intellectual Contribution:
Discipline-based Research 
Year:
2004 
Language:
en 
Format:
Text 
Key publication:
Nein 
International:
Ja 
Commissioned:
not commissioned 
Interdisciplinarity:
Ja