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Drivers of knowledge contribution in open fora: Findings from wikipedians
Abstract Today’s social computing platforms includeToday’s social computing platforms include many open content fora where users voluntarily create and edit content online. This has opened up a new mechanism for knowledge acquisition raising related research questions, including identification of the reasons why people contribute to open fora. While altruism is mentioned most frequently, it has been suggested that there may be additional drivers in play. To explore this possibility, we examine contribution behavior in the Wikipedia context using qualitative data from two focus groups of Wikipedians. Content analysis of the data reveals a number of different drivers of contributor behavior which we then map into the Motivation-Ability-Opportunity (MAO) theoretical framework developed in the organizational behavior literature on work performance. The mapping can provide a theoretical basis for quantitative examination of contributor behavior and lead to more effective methods of managing collective knowledge in other open forum settings, such as corporate wikis.. forum settings, such as corporate wikis..
Abstractsub Today’s social computing platforms includeToday’s social computing platforms include many open content fora where users voluntarily create and edit content online. This has opened up a new mechanism for knowledge acquisition raising related research questions, including identification of the reasons why people contribute to open fora. While altruism is mentioned most frequently, it has been suggested that there may be additional drivers in play. To explore this possibility, we examine contribution behavior in the Wikipedia context using qualitative data from two focus groups of Wikipedians. Content analysis of the data reveals a number of different drivers of contributor behavior which we then map into the Motivation-Ability-Opportunity (MAO) theoretical framework developed in the organizational behavior literature on work performance. The mapping can provide a theoretical basis for quantitative examination of contributor behavior and lead to more effective methods of managing collective knowledge in other open forum settings, such as corporate wikis.. forum settings, such as corporate wikis..
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Has author Amitava Dutta + , Rahul Roy + , Priya Seetharaman +
Has extra keyword Ability + , Contribution + , Focus-group + , Open-content + , Opportunity + , Wikipedia + , Information systems + , Knowledge acquisition + , Motivation + , Websites +
Has keyword Wikipedia + , Open-content + , Focus-group + , Contribution + , Ability + , Motivation + , Opportunity +
Isbn 9781617389528  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 1332–1341  +
Published in Proceedings of 16th Americas Conference on Information Systems, 12-15 August 2010, Lima, Peru +
Title Drivers of Knowledge Contribution in Open Fora: Findings from Wikipedians +
Type conference paper  +
Volume 2  +
Year 2010 +
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