Communications of the Association for Information Systems
In a companion paper [Niederman et al., 2006] we presented a multi-level research agenda for studying information systems using open source software. This paper examines open source in terms of MIS and referent discipline theories that are the base needed for rigorous study of the research agenda.
Ashley R. Davis, Fred Niederman, Martina E. Greiner, Donald Wynn, and Paul T. York. "Research Agenda for Studying Open Source II: View Through the Lens of Referent Discipline Theories" Communications of the Association for Information Systems (2006): 150-175.