Creating critical mass in collaboration systems : Insights from wikipedia

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 publication2008 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, IEEE-DEST 2008
Pages126-130
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Title2008 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, IEEE-DEST 2008
PlaceThailand
CityPhitsanulok
Period26 - 29 February 2008

Abstract

Digital ecosystems that rely on peer production, where users are consumers as well as producers of information and knowledge, are becoming increasingly popular and viable. Supported by Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis, these systems have the potential to replace existing knowledge management systems which generally rely on a small group of experts. The fundamental question for all such systems is under which conditions, the collective acts of knowledge contribution are started and become self-sustaining? Our article addresses this question, using Wikipedia as an exemplary system. Through a collective action framework, we apply critical mass theory to explain emergence and sustainability of the peer production approach. © 2008 IEEE.

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  • Collaborative knowledge creation, Collective action, Critical mass, Digital ecosystem

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Creating critical mass in collaboration systems : Insights from wikipedia. / Prasarnphanich, Pattarawan; Wagner, Christian.

2008 2nd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, IEEE-DEST 2008. 2008. p. 126-130 4635185.

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