Corporate wiki users: Results of a survey
|Corporate wiki users: Results of a survey|
|Author(s)||Majchrzak A., Wagner C., Yates D.|
|Published in||Proceedings of WikiSym'06 - 2006 International Symposium on Wikis|
|Keyword(s)||Adders, Corporate wiki, Knowledge contribution, Knowledge restructuring, Knowledge reuse, Survey, Synthesizers (Extra: Corporate wiki, Knowledge contribution, Knowledge restructuring, Knowledge reuse, Adders, Computer supported cooperative work, Information analysis, Natural frequencies, Websites)|
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Corporate wiki users: Results of a survey is a 2006 conference paper written in English by Majchrzak A., Wagner C., Yates D. and published in Proceedings of WikiSym'06 - 2006 International Symposium on Wikis.
A survey of 168 corporate wiki users was conducted. Findings indicate that corporate wikis appear to be sustainable. Users stated three main types of benefits from corporate wikis: enhanced reputation, work made easier, and helping the organization to improve its processes. These benefits were seen as more likely when the wiki was used for tasks requiring novel solutions and the information posted was from credible sources. Users acknowledged making a variety of contributions, which suggests that they could be categorized as "synthesizers" and "adders". Synthesizers' frequency of contribution was affected more by their impact on other wiki users, while adders' contribution frequency was affected more by being able to accomplish their immediate work. Copyright 2006 ACM.
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