Using reputation system to motivate knowledge contribution behavior in online community

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

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPACIS 2007 - 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises
StatePublished - 2007

Conference

Title11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises (PACIS 2007)
LocationLangham Hotel
PlaceNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period4 - 6 July 2007

Abstract

In this study, we present a theoretical model of motivations explaining the relationship between reputation system and knowledge contribution in online communities. Knowledge contribution is modeled as a response to varied motivations (base on Maslow's hierarchy of needs). These motivations are proposed to be influenced by the availability of reputation systems. We test this model in an experiment. Given the importance of global knowledge sharing in today's world, we expect our findings will be useful to inform the design of online knowledge-sharing communities.

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  • Hierarchy of needs and Motivations, Knowledge contribution, Reputation system

Citation Format(s)

Using reputation system to motivate knowledge contribution behavior in online community. / Shek, Sarah P.W.; Sia, Choon-Ling.

PACIS 2007 - 11th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems: Managing Diversity in Digital Enterprises. 2007.

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