Knowledge creation in virtual communities – Exploring practices in open source software hacker communities

Matheus, Thomas and Sarma, Meera (2015) Knowledge creation in virtual communities – Exploring practices in open source software hacker communities. The International Technology Management Review, 5 (2). pp. 94-104. ISSN 1835-5269

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Abstract

This paper offers an exploratory conceptual and theoretical examination of knowledge creation within virtual communities of hackers. By distinguishing between different types of virtual communities, we argue that hacker communities involved in free and open source activities possess special structural and processual characteristics that are conducive to innovative product development. Drawing on diverse literatures, this paper thus builds an initial understanding of how a hacker community is organized and how knowledge creation and innovation occur in the hybrid virtual environment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G500 Information Systems
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 14:56
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2016 00:43
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/24960

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