Network dynamics and knowledge transfer in virtual organisations

Neil Gandal*, Uriel Stettner

*Corresponding author for this work

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Employing a model of knowledge spillovers, we find empirical evidence consistent with both direct and indirect spillovers among open source software projects. We further find that programmers who work on many other projects have a positive effect on the success of a project beyond the effect they have on connectivity of the network. We also find that, both “modifications” and “additions” are positively associated with project success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-290
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Organization
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • Knowledge spillovers
  • Modification of code
  • Network dynamics
  • Open source
  • Social network


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