Standards Battles in Open Source Software: The Case of Firefox

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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Contents

Standards and StandardsSetting
20
A Theoretical Framework
35
Microsoft Versus Netscape
68
Copyright

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HUIBERT J. DE VRIES holds a MSc. degree in Business Administration (with honors) and a BSc. degree in International Business Administration, both from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Huibert studied the web browser industry over 2 years focusing on aspects relating to standards-setting processes and Open Source Software. Huibert is currently Business Intelligence Manager at Philips Healthcare in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
 
HENK J. DE VRIES is Associate Professor of Standardization at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His professional experience includes several jobs at the Dutch standardization institute NEN. His research and education concern standardization from a business point of view. Henk is author of more than 200 publications, including a PhD thesis and several other books, on standardization.
 
ILAN OSHRI is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management and Technological Innovations from Warwick Business School, UK. His main research interest lies in the area of technological innovations, learning, and knowledge management in global teams. His work has been widely published in books and journals.

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