Abstract

Large scale collaboration is a fundamental characteristic of human society, and has recently manifested in the development and proliferation of online communities. These virtual social spaces provide an opportunity to explore large scale collaborations as natural experiments in which determinants of success can be tested. In order to do this, we first review previous work on meddling online communities to build an understanding of how these communities function. Having thus identified the operating mechanisms inherent in online communities, we propose a population ecology model of online communities that seeks to explain a number of statistical patterns from a selection of such communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3464-3475
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781509044863
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 17 2017
Event2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2016Dec 14 2016

Other

Other2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityArlington
Period12/11/1612/14/16

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Online Communities
Ecology
Experiments
Proliferation
Model
Determinant
Knowledge
Collaboration
Experiment
Community

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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Manning, M. K., Janssen, M., & Wu, L. (2017). A model of online collaboration for knowledge production. In 2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016 (pp. 3464-3475). [7822376] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2016.7822376

A model of online collaboration for knowledge production. / Manning, Miles K.; Janssen, Marcus; Wu, Lingfei.

2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 3464-3475 7822376.

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Manning, MK, Janssen, M & Wu, L 2017, A model of online collaboration for knowledge production. in 2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016., 7822376, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 3464-3475, 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2016, Arlington, United States, 12/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2016.7822376
Manning MK, Janssen M, Wu L. A model of online collaboration for knowledge production. In 2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 3464-3475. 7822376 https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2016.7822376
Manning, Miles K. ; Janssen, Marcus ; Wu, Lingfei. / A model of online collaboration for knowledge production. 2016 Winter Simulation Conference: Simulating Complex Service Systems, WSC 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 3464-3475
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