Research Note—Lock-In Strategy in Software Competition: Open-Source Software vs. Proprietary Software

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleResearch Note—Lock-In Strategy in Software Competition: Open-Source Software vs. Proprietary Software Author(S)Kevin Xiaoguo Zhu (Author)
Abstract  Open-source software poses a serious challenge to proprietary software vendors. “Lock in customers” seems a tempting strategy for proprietary software vendors, who attempt to lock in customers by creating switching costs. This paper examines whether such a lock-in strategy will indeed benefit proprietary software vendors facing competition from open-source software ...Paginationp536 - 545
SubjectManagementDescriptorsComputers Information technology
Journal TitleInformation Systems Research  
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