Hemetsberger, Andrea (2006), "Understanding Consumers' Collective Action on the Internet: A Conceptualization and Empirical Investigation of the Free- and Open-Source Movement," Research Synopsis, Cumulative Habilitation at the University of Innsbruck, April, 2006, 66 pages. pdf

This research synopsis offers a comprehensive overview of four main research areas which have been investigated for the purpose of understanding why online consumer communities engage in collective innovation and how they organize this activity in a sustainable manner.