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Community-based knowledge production: antecedents of product quality in Wikipedia
Abstract Recent years have seen the emergence of a Recent years have seen the emergence of a new community-based model for the production of knowledge-based goods. The primary examples of this model are open source software and open content systems, such as Wikipedia. While the community-based model has been studied extensively, relatively little is known about the factors driving the quality of community-produced goods. The objective of this paper is to develop a theoretical model of product quality determinants for the community-based model, focusing on the task-related conflict that is associated with collective production process. We report on an empirical study of Wikipedia that supports the model’s hypotheses, and demonstrates that task conflict drives product quality, and is affected by group diversity and group members’ commitment to the community. We conclude by discussing implications for the study of community-based knowledge production.y of community-based knowledge production.
Added by wikilit team No  +
Conference location Boston, MA, USA +
Dates August 4-6, 2008 +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Community-Based%2BKnowledge%2BProduction%3A%2BAntecedents%2Bof%2BProduct%2BQuality%2Bin%2BWikipedia%22  +
Has author Ofer Arazy + , Oded Nov +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Conference paper  +
Published in 6th Annual International Open and User Innovation Workshop +
Revid 8,046  +
Title Community-Based Knowledge Production: Antecedents of Product Quality in Wikipedia
Year 2008  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 May 2012 05:29:50  +
Categories Publications with missing gscites  + , Publications with missing research questions  + , Publications with missing topics  + , Publications missing domains  + , Publications with missing theory type  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia coverage  + , Publications with missing theories  + , Publications with missing research design  + , Publications with missing data source  + , Publications with the missing collected data time dimension  + , Publications with missing unit of analysis  + , Publications with missing wikipedia data extraction  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia page type  + , Publications with missing Wikipedia language  + , Publications with missing conclusion  + , Publications with missing comments  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 October 2012 21:04:58  +
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