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Power relations in cyber communities

Nguyen, Lemai, Torlina, Luba, Peszynski, Konrad and Corbitt, Brian 2004, Power relations in cyber communities, in Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Turku, Finland, pp. 1-13.

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Title Power relations in cyber communities
Author(s) Nguyen, Lemai
Torlina, Luba
Peszynski, Konrad
Corbitt, Brian
Conference name European Conference on Information Systems (12th : 2004 : Turku, Finland)
Conference location Turku, Finland
Conference dates 14-16 June 2004
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2004
Conference series European Conference on Information Systems
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher Turku School of Economics and Business Administration
Place of publication Turku, Finland
Keyword(s) power relations
virtual community
knowledge management
national culture
Summary Peoples' need to socialize with others and greed for power can be best captured with Aristotle's description of human beings as "political animals"/"social animals." This paper reports on observations of how cyber communities, such as Web-based forums and mailing lists, manifest themselves through social interactions and shared values, membership and friendship, and commitments and loyalty. The paper highlights the importance of power relations in these communities, how they are formed, exercised and evolve. This paper explores power relations as they emerge in two online Vietnamese communities and suggests a new understanding of the formation and evolution of power in virtual societies.
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ISBN 9789515641922
9515641926
Language eng
Field of Research 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2004, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005295

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