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Migration Discourse Structures: Escaping Microsoft?s Desktop Path

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  • Economics
  • Linguistics


Most studies of FOSS organizational migration projects focus solely on technological and economical aspects, neglecting the importance of organizational discourse structures for migration decisions as well as success. In looking at the case of the municipality of Munich this paper uses structuration theory in combination with discourse analysis to explain why and how in this case actors were able to overcome strong barriers to migration in the field of desktop software Full Text at Springer, may require registration or fee

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