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Stephen Murphy

Name: Stephen Murphy

Research Title: A framework for the adoption of Open Source Software in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.

Name of Director of Studies: Prof. Sharon Cox

Key Contact Details - Email: stephen.murphy@bcu.ac.uk

About the Project: There is much extant work relating to factors and frameworks for the adoption of Open Source software within large organisations and public bodies. While this is useful in understanding adoption, it cannot be directly be applied to the more numerous small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) which differ greatly in structure and resource availability. My work aims to explore this area in more detail with an aim of developing a framework to assist SMEs in the successful adoption of Open Source software.