Legitimate Peripheral Participation and Value Creation in Online Knowledge Sharing Communities

dc.contributor.author Safadi, Hani
dc.contributor.author Berente, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T00:39:48Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T00:39:48Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.description.abstract Online knowledge sharing communities require contributions and active participation to thrive, yet all participation is not equal. Community members well-socialized in the community are more likely to make stronger contributions. In this paper, we theorize about how legitimate peripheral participation of new online knowledge sharing community members can drive different types of contributions and potentially generate value for the community. We conduct an agent-based simulation analysis of different configurations of legitimate peripheral participation to explore our theoretical arguments. We find, in general, that increased requirements for legitimate peripheral participation of new members drive quality contributions and generates value for the community. However, we also find that there is an inflection point where too many such demands may stifle contributions and impede value creation in these communities.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.672
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59995
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Knowledge Flow, Transfer, Sharing, and Exchange
dc.subject Knowledge Innovation and Entrepreneurial Systems
dc.subject Online communities, knowledge sharing, value creation, legitimate peripheral participation, agent-based simulation
dc.title Legitimate Peripheral Participation and Value Creation in Online Knowledge Sharing Communities
dc.type Conference Paper
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