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Title: Motivating open source software developers: Influence of transformational and transactional leaderships
Authors: Li, Y. 
Tan, C.-H. 
Teo, H.-H. 
Mattar, A.T.
Keywords: Leadership
Motivation
Open Source Software Development
Issue Date: 2006
Source: Li, Y.,Tan, C.-H.,Teo, H.-H.,Mattar, A.T. (2006). Motivating open source software developers: Influence of transformational and transactional leaderships. SIGMIS CPR'06 - Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference 2006 : 34-43. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Open Source Software (OSS) is developed by geographically distributed unpaid programmers. The success of such a seemingly chaotic OSS project will largely depend on how the project leader organizes and motivates the developers to contribute. Grounded on leadership and motivation theories, we proposed and tested a research model that seeks to explain the behavioral effects of a leader on the developers' motivation to contribute. Survey data collected from 118 OSS developers on Sourceforge.net was used to test the research model. The results indicate that leaders' transformational leadership is positively related to developers' intrinsic motivation and leaders' active management by exception, a form of transactional leadership, is positively related to developers' extrinsic motivation. Copyright 2006 ACM.
Source Title: SIGMIS CPR'06 - Proceedings of the 2006 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/42631
ISBN: 1595933492
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