Browse wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
The role of wiki technology and altruism in collaborative knowledge creation
Abstract Collaborative knowledge creation is presenCollaborative knowledge creation is presently being reshaped by the use of Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis. Wikipedia, arguably the most successful application of wiki technology, demonstrates the feasibility and success of this form of collaborative knowledge creation (in a broad sense) within self-organizing, open access community. The study seeks to understand the success of the public wiki model, with Wikipedia as the test case, assessing both technology and participant motivations. The study finds that, contrary to the motivation in open source software development, altruism is a prevalent driver for participation, although mixed motives clearly exist. In particular, while participants have both individualistic and collaborative motives, collaborative (altruistic) motives dominate. The success of the collaboration model embedded in Wikipedia thus appears to be related to wiki technology and the "wiki way" (i.e., social norms) of collaboration.ay" (i.e., social norms) of collaboration.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments Prasarnphanich & Wagner (2009) summarized that "while Wikipedians have both individualistic and collaborative (altruistic) motives, collaborative motives dominate." (p. 33)
Conclusion The study finds that, contrary to the motiThe study finds that, contrary to the motivation in open source software development, altruism is a prevalent driver for participation, although mixed motives clearly exist. In particular, while participants have both individualistic and collaborative motives, collaborative (altruistic) motives dominate. The success of the collaboration model embedded in Wikipedia thus appears to be related to wiki technology and the “wiki way” (i.e., social norms) of collaboration.ay” (i.e., social norms) of collaboration.
Data source Survey responses  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22The%2Brole%2Bof%2Bwiki%2Btechnology%2Band%2Baltruism%2Bin%2Bcollaborative%2Bknowledge%2Bcreation%22  +
Has author Pattarawan Prasarnphanich + , Christian Wagner +
Has domain Information systems + , Knowledge management +
Has topic Contributor motivation + , Societal antecedents of participation +
Issue 4  +
Pages 33-41  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Journal of Computer Information Systems +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions The study seeks to understand the success of the public wiki model, with Wikipedia as the test case, assessing both technology and participant motivations
Revid 10,990  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Explanation  +
Title The role of wiki technology and altruism in collaborative knowledge creation
Unit of analysis User  +
Url http://www.mendeley.com/research/role-wiki-technology-altruism-collaborative-knowledge-creation-1/  +
Volume 49  +
Wikipedia coverage Case  +
Wikipedia data extraction N/A  +
Wikipedia language N/A  +
Wikipedia page type N/A  +
Year 2009  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:31:23  +
Categories Contributor motivation  + , Societal antecedents of participation  + , Information systems  + , Knowledge management  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:31:55  +
hide properties that link here 
  No properties link to this page.
 

 

Enter the name of the page to start browsing from.