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The not-so-open wikis: Structures of collaboration at work
Abstract The current chapter discusses issues relatThe current chapter discusses issues related to the use of the wiki technology at the workplace for social knowledge collaboration and sharing. This kind of technology is principally flexible and free in the sense of allowing people to create, edit, and shape content collaboratively. However, this chapter argues that the application and use of a wiki within an organizational setting might be influenced by social and structural properties that govern collaboration and sharing. It is based on empirical data obtained through 11 semi-structured interviews with employees working for a large multinational organization. The theory of structuration was used as a theoretical framework to guide the empirical inquiry. Eventually, the chapter concludes with discussing a number of structures associated with evolving norms, interpretations, and resources that govern and shape the use of a wiki as a tool for social and open collaboration. a tool for social and open collaboration.
Abstractsub The current chapter discusses issues relatThe current chapter discusses issues related to the use of the wiki technology at the workplace for social knowledge collaboration and sharing. This kind of technology is principally flexible and free in the sense of allowing people to create, edit, and shape content collaboratively. However, this chapter argues that the application and use of a wiki within an organizational setting might be influenced by social and structural properties that govern collaboration and sharing. It is based on empirical data obtained through 11 semi-structured interviews with employees working for a large multinational organization. The theory of structuration was used as a theoretical framework to guide the empirical inquiry. Eventually, the chapter concludes with discussing a number of structures associated with evolving norms, interpretations, and resources that govern and shape the use of a wiki as a tool for social and open collaboration. a tool for social and open collaboration.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1007/978-1-4471-4093-1_5  +
Has author Mansour O. +
Has extra keyword Empirical data + , Multinational organizations + , Organizational setting + , Semi structured interviews + , Shape contents + , Social Knowledge + , Theoretical framework + , Wiki technologies + , Design +
Isbn 9781447140924  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 65–80  +
Published in From Research to Practice in the Design of Cooperative Systems: Results and Open Challenges - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, COOP 2012 +
Title The not-so-open wikis: Structures of collaboration at work +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 03:18:27  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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