Kevin Crowston

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Kevin Crowston is an author from USA.

Publications

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Is Wikipedia inefficient? Modelling effort and participation in Wikipedia Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences English 2013 Concerns have been raised about the decreased ability of Wikipedia to recruit editors and in to harness the effort of contributors to create new articles and improve existing articles. But, as [1], [2] explained, in collective projects, in the initial stage of the project, people are few and efforts costly; in the diffusion phase, the number of participants grows as their efforts are rewarding; and in the mature phase, some inefficiency may appear as the number of contributors is more than the work requires. In this paper, thanks to original data we extract from 36 of the main language projects, we compare the efficiency of Wikipedia projects in different languages and at different states of development to examine this effect. 0 1
Sustainability of Open Collaborative Communities: Analyzing Recruitment Efficiency DEA modeling
Efficiency
Recruitment
Wikipedia
Technology Innovation Management Review January 2013 0 0
Is Wikipedia Inefficient? Modelling Effort and Participation in Wikipedia Data Envelopment Analysis
Efficiency
Wikipedia
HICSS 2013 English 17 November 2011 Concerns have been raised about the decreased ability of Wikipedia to recruit editors and in to harness the effort of contributors to create new articles and imp 22 1
The motivational arc of massive virtual collaboration Massive virtual collaboration
Motivation
Wikipedia
Open source
IFIP WG 9.5 Working Conference on Virtuality and Society: Massive Virtual Communities English 1 July 2008 Massive virtual collaborations (MVC) involve large numbers of mostly unpaid

contributors collectively creating new content. Wikipedia is the most dramatic example of MVC; smaller-scale examples include blogs and discussion groups and free/libre open source software (FLOSS) projects. In this paper, we propose a model of motivations for contribution to MVC that integrates various theoretical perspectives to extend prior work. Specifically, we distinguish three different levels of contribution to projects (initial, sustained and meta) and capture the dynamic and recursive effects of contributions on emergent

individual and project states.
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