Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales on making the most of company wikis

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A conversation with Jimmy Wales
Authors: G. Morse [edit item]
Citation: Harvard Business Review 86 (4): . 2008 April.
Publication type: Journal article
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A conversation with Jimmy Wales is a publication by G. Morse.

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[edit] Abstract

[edit] Research questions

"what makes wikis work and how companies should—and shouldn’t—use them."

Research details

Topics: Technical infrastructure [edit item]
Domains: Business administration [edit item]
Theory type: Explanation; Prediction [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Sample data [edit item]
Theories: "Undetermined" [edit item]
Research design: [edit item]
Data source: [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: Longitudinal [edit item]
Unit of analysis: Website [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: Missing wikipedia_data_extraction [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: Multiple [edit item]
Wikipedia language: Not specified [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"If employees are indicating that wikis are useful, that’s an opportunity for management to embrace their use and provide support.

If you have a hierarchical culture, that can limit the effectiveness of wikis. Your managerial climate may need to change in order for your organization to take full advantage of the technology. If everyone’s afraid to modify a page on a wiki that was written or edited by senior management, what’s the point? Corporate wikis work best when management encourages everyone in the company to put forward ideas in good faith."

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"Unit of analysis: Website, organization"


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Collected data time dimensionLongitudinal +
CommentsUnit of analysis: Website, organization
ConclusionIf employees are indicating that wikis areIf employees are indicating that wikis are useful, that’s an opportunity for management to embrace their use and provide support. If you have a hierarchical culture, that can limit the effectiveness of wikis. Your managerial climate may need to change in order for your organization to take full advantage of the technology. If everyone’s afraid to modify a page on a wiki that was written or edited by senior management, what’s the point? Corporate wikis work best when management encourages everyone in the company to put forward ideas in good faith.ompany to put forward ideas in good faith.
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22A%2Bconversation%2Bwith%2BJimmy%2BWales%22 +
Has authorG. Morse +
Has domainBusiness administration +
Has topicTechnical infrastructure +
Issue4 +
MonthApril +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inHarvard Business Review +
Research questionswhat makes wikis work and how companies should—and shouldn’t—use them.
Revid476 +
SummaristASIST + and Okoli +
TheoriesUndetermined
Theory typeExplanation; Prediction +
TitleA conversation with Jimmy Wales
Unit of analysisWebsite +
Urlhttp://apps.isiknowledge.com/full_record.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=4&SID=3D9@K9HgCKnBM85J1eH&page=3&doc=107 +
Volume86 +
Wikipedia coverageSample data +
Wikipedia languageNot specified +
Wikipedia page typeMultiple +
Year2008 +