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PDF icon Apparatus v3 to distribute.pdf (984.9 KB)
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Crowston, K., & Shamshurin, I.. (2017). Core-periphery communication and the success of free/libre open source software projects. Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 8(10). doi:10.1186/s13174-017-0061-4
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Østerlund, C., & Crowston, K.. (2019). Documentation and Access to Knowledge in Online Communities: Know Your Audience and Write Appropriately?. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 70(6), 619–633. doi:10.1002/asi.24152
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Crowston, K., Wei, K., Howison, J., & Wiggins, A.. (2012). Free/Libre Open Source Software Development: What we know and what we do not know. ACM Computing Surveys, 44. presented at the 02/2012. doi:10.1145/2089125.2089127
PDF icon CrowstonFLOSSReviewPaperPreprint.pdf (767.41 KB)PDF icon Appendix 1 Journal and Conference Names.pdf (25.9 KB)PDF icon Appendix 2 Coding Scheme.pdf (16.55 KB)PDF icon Appendix 3 Studies included in the review.pdf (170.37 KB)
Crowston, K. (2005). Future research on FLOSS development. First Monday, 10(Special Issue #2: Open Source — 3 October 2005). Retrieved from
Wei, K., Crowston, K., Li, N., & Heckman, R.. (2014). Group maintenance in technology-supported distributed teams. Information & Management, 51(3), 297-309. presented at the 4/2014. doi:10.1016/
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Crowston, K., Howison, J., & Annabi, H.. (2006). Information systems success in Free and Open Source Software development: Theory and measures. Software Process–Improvement and Practice, 11, 123–148. doi:10.1002/spip.259
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Crowston, K., & Scozzi, B.. (2002). Open source software projects as virtual organizations: Competency rallying for software development. IEE Proceedings Software, 149(1), 3–17. doi:10.1049/ip-sen:20020197
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Crowston, K., Howison, J., Masango, C., & Eseryel, Y.. (2007). The role of face-to-face meetings in technology-supported self-organizing distributed teams. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, 50, 185–203. doi:10.1109/TPC.2007.902654
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Wei, K., Crowston, K., Eseryel, Y., & Heckman, R.. (2017). Roles and politeness behavior in community-based Free/Libre Open Source Software development. Information and Management, 54(5), 573-582. doi:10.1016/
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Crowston, K., Wei, K., Li, Q., Eseryel, Y., & Howison, J.. (2007). Self-organization of teams in free/libre open source software development. Information and Software Technology Journal: Special issue on Understanding the Social Side of Software Engineering, Qualitative Software Engineering Research, 49(6), 564–575. doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.004
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Crowston, K., & Fagnot, I.. (2018). Stages of motivation for contributing user-generated content: A theory and empirical test. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 109, 89-101. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2017.08.005
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Bolici, F., Howison, J., & Crowston, K.. (2016). Stigmergic coordination in FLOSS development teams: Integrating explicit and implicit mechanisms. Cognitive Systems Research, 38, 14–22. presented at the 6/2016. doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2015.12.003
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Crowston, K., Jullien, N., & Ortega, F.. (2013). Sustainability of Open Collaborative Communities: Analyzing Recruitment Efficiency. Technology Innovation Management Review, 20–26. presented at the 01/2013. Retrieved from
Crowston, K., Allen, E. E., & Heckman, R.. (2012). Using natural language processing for qualitative data analysis. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15(6). presented at the 2012. doi:10.1080/13645579.2011.625764
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Howison, J., Crowston, K., & Wiggins, A.. (2011). Validity issues in the use of social network analysis with digital trace data. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 12(12). presented at the 12/2011. doi:10.5281/zenodo.913303
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