The role of shapers in knowledge-sharing

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

1 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations

Author(s)

  • Ann Majchrzak
  • Dirk Riehle
  • Peter Thoeny
  • Sunir Shah
  • Ward Cunningham

Related Research Unit(s)

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtuality and Virtualization
Pages383-386
Volume236
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameIFIP International Federation for Information Processing
Volume236
ISSN (Print)1571-5736

Abstract

Wikis are a collaborative technology that allows for new ways of working and sharing knowledge. While most firms today have been experimenting with wikis, an important element of the use of wikis that has generally been ignored is the role of the people who shape the wiki pages. Shapers ensure the sustainability of a wiki community by helping to ensure that new ideas and contributions are made and organized. This panel consists of four practitioners who play critical shaping roles in their wiki communities, and two academics who will begin, moderate, and summarize the session. The panel of practitioners will share their thoughts on why they shape, how they shape, and how other communities can help to encourage participants to adopt the shaping role. © 2007 International Federation for Information Processing.

Citation Format(s)

The role of shapers in knowledge-sharing. / Majchrzak, Ann; Wagner, Chris; Riehle, Dirk; Thoeny, Peter; Shah, Sunir; Cunningham, Ward.

Virtuality and Virtualization. Vol. 236 2007. p. 383-386 (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; Vol. 236).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review