COMMUNITY SOURCE AS A NEW APPROACH TO ENTERPRISE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: EXPLORATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND MANAGERIAL ISSUES

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Title:
COMMUNITY SOURCE AS A NEW APPROACH TO ENTERPRISE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: EXPLORATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND MANAGERIAL ISSUES
Author:
Liu, Manlu.
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Embargo:
Embargo: Release after 02/10/2014
Abstract:
Community-based open source (community source) has emerged as a new approach of developing enterprise software systems that requires participation and investments from partner institutions. This new approach provides the opportunity for institutions to pool resources together to achieve objectives that are hard to reach individually. In my dissertation, community-based development of enterprise applications is examined in a real world project called Kuali through the following three perspectives: technology perspective, economic perspective and management perspective. Under the technology perspective, the main research question is "how do service-oriented architectures enable technology flexibility in community source?" The Kuali case provides the initial context for understanding the basic concepts and insights surrounding the technological issues in community source. Under the economic perspective, the main research question is "why are institutions interested in investing in community source?" The case study and analytical modeling are used to better understand the decision-making process in community source. Under the management perspective, two main research questions are studied. The first research question is "what are the factors affecting the project success in community source development?" The case study, the surveys and the interviews are conducted to test the community source project success model. The second research question is "what are the motivations for outsourcing software development in community source?" Based on the results of our interview analysis, we propose a research framework for community source outsourcing. In the long term, I would like to develop a generic framework for describing the process of acquiring application software via either commercial, open source, or home grown approach. My research will concentrate on comparing these three application development approaches with a special focus on community source. The main contribution of my dissertation is to provide guideline for strategic planning and decision making in an institution. The finding in this dissertation research will provide significant insights on the selection of various software development approaches that are useful for both researchers and practitioners.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
enterprise application development; Kuali; open source; service-oriented architecture; Management Information Systems; collaboration; community source
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Management Information Systems
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zhao, J. Leon

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dc.titleCOMMUNITY SOURCE AS A NEW APPROACH TO ENTERPRISE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: EXPLORATION OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND MANAGERIAL ISSUESen_US
dc.creatorLiu, Manlu.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Manlu.en_US
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseEmbargo: Release after 02/10/2014en_US
dc.description.abstractCommunity-based open source (community source) has emerged as a new approach of developing enterprise software systems that requires participation and investments from partner institutions. This new approach provides the opportunity for institutions to pool resources together to achieve objectives that are hard to reach individually. In my dissertation, community-based development of enterprise applications is examined in a real world project called Kuali through the following three perspectives: technology perspective, economic perspective and management perspective. Under the technology perspective, the main research question is "how do service-oriented architectures enable technology flexibility in community source?" The Kuali case provides the initial context for understanding the basic concepts and insights surrounding the technological issues in community source. Under the economic perspective, the main research question is "why are institutions interested in investing in community source?" The case study and analytical modeling are used to better understand the decision-making process in community source. Under the management perspective, two main research questions are studied. The first research question is "what are the factors affecting the project success in community source development?" The case study, the surveys and the interviews are conducted to test the community source project success model. The second research question is "what are the motivations for outsourcing software development in community source?" Based on the results of our interview analysis, we propose a research framework for community source outsourcing. In the long term, I would like to develop a generic framework for describing the process of acquiring application software via either commercial, open source, or home grown approach. My research will concentrate on comparing these three application development approaches with a special focus on community source. The main contribution of my dissertation is to provide guideline for strategic planning and decision making in an institution. The finding in this dissertation research will provide significant insights on the selection of various software development approaches that are useful for both researchers and practitioners.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectenterprise application developmenten_US
dc.subjectKualien_US
dc.subjectopen sourceen_US
dc.subjectservice-oriented architectureen_US
dc.subjectManagement Information Systemsen_US
dc.subjectcollaborationen_US
dc.subjectcommunity sourceen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement Information Systemsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZhao, J. Leonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNunamaker, Jay F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZeng, Daniel D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZhao, J. Leonen_US
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