Online Leadership for Open Source Project Success : Evidence from the GitHub Blockchain Projects

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)PosterNot applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages2265-2272
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Conference

Title22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018)
LocationYokohama Royal Park Hotel
PlaceJapan
CityYokohama
Period26 - 30 June 2018

Abstract

Blockchain technology has become increasingly popular in recent years. However, only 8% of blockchain open source projects are maintained actively on GitHub. Drawing on the online leadership literature, this study seeks to understand the correlation between leader characteristics and success of blockchain open source projects from the behavioral (knowledge contribution), structural (social capital) and cognitive (openness orientation) dimensions. Considering the unique decentralization nature of blockchain, this study further investigates the contingency effect of blockchain archetypes with empirical evidence from GitHub. Our findings provide novel insights for understanding the determinants of blockchain open source project success and leadership behaviors in the online community.

Research Area(s)

  • Blockchain, open source project, online leadership, GitHub

Citation Format(s)

Online Leadership for Open Source Project Success : Evidence from the GitHub Blockchain Projects. / Bian, Yiyang; Mu, Wen; Zhao, J. Leon.

2018. 2265-2272 Poster session presented at 22nd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2018), Yokohama, Japan.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)PosterNot applicablepeer-review