Open Source Innovation

Remco Bloemen

2014-09-17

PhD Candidate
Remco Bloemen MSc. MASt. <remco@coblue.eu>
Supervisor
Dr. Chintan Amrit <c.amrit@utwente.nl>
Supervisor
Prof. Dr. Jos van Hillegersberg <j.vanhillegersberg@utwente.nl>
Department
Department of Information Systems and Change Management
Research Title
Open Source Innovation

Introduction

There is little doubt about the importance of technology for human prosperity. From spear-hunting to space exploration, technology has allowed us to transcend our roots as hairless primates. Fast forward to our current state of a 7.5 billion population keeping the Maltusian catastrophe at bay using ever advancing technology. There are signs that we are now close to (or already beyond?) the carrying capacity of our planet. We now find ourselves at the mercy of this force of advancing technology. So far, technology appears merciful: Moore’s law seems to hold in a wide range of areas and bring us increasingly better lives. It has come so far that thinkers/futurists/prophets are warning about the impeding singularity, the point where technology will outpass its creator. I will not speculate on this for now, and instead focus on the process itself.

So what really is this force of advancing technology? Economists have called the increase in societies technological prowess innovation.

Research goals and questions

Goals: In order to fully understand innovation we need an overarching theory of open source innovation.

Literature review

Aims and objectives

Methodology

Ethical Considerations

Budget and funding

Timeline

Period Planning Deliverables
2014 Q1 Short papers Gentoo portage data set and Bass-Diffusion for MSR
Q2 Random sample based hypothesis testing
Q3 Article Bass-Diffusion for EMSE, PhD proposal
Q4
2015 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
2016 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
2017 Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4

Conclusion

15 October — One page proposal

Utwente Tech 4 People.