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A framework to analyze e-government OSS adoption benefits

Show simple item record Jokonya, Osden Kroeze, Jan H Van der Poll , John Andrew 2013-09-16T07:56:13Z 2013-09-16T07:56:13Z 2013-08-15
dc.identifier.citation JOKONYA, O., KROEZE, J.H. & VAN DER POLL, J.A. 2013. A Framework to Analyze e-Government OSS Adoption Benefits. Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems, Chicago, Illinois, August 15-17, 2013. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-615-55907-0
dc.description.abstract Open source software (OSS) previously regarded as a fad by many academics has been rapidly adopted by both public and private sector organizations. The challenge facing most organizations is how to evaluate OSS adoption benefits. OSS adoption is a complex phenomenon which requires an interdisciplinary approach to understand the socio-technical, political, economic and legal benefits. The complexity of the OSS phenomenon has resulted in fiercely contested, contradictory rhetorical discussions among divided parties with no conclusive general agreement. The one size fits all approach is fundamentally flawed for evaluating OSS benefits in organizations as they are both subjective and contextual. In this paper we propose a framework to balance the needs of hard (objective) benefits and soft (subjective) benefits of OSS adoption in public sector organizations. This paper proposes a framework to evaluate benefits of OSS adoption in public-sector organizations, since one-size-fits-all approaches have shortcomings to complex phenomena. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Systems Approaches en
dc.subject Soft Systems Approaches en
dc.subject Open Source Software en
dc.subject Emancipatory Systems Approaches en
dc.subject Hard Systems Approaches en
dc.subject Critical Systems Approaches en
dc.title A framework to analyze e-government OSS adoption benefits en
dc.type Article en

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