Virtual Community Participation and Motivation: Cross-Disciplinary Theories: Cross-Disciplinary Theories

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Li, Honglei
IGI Global, Mar 31, 2012 - Computers - 451 pages
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With the power to gather people with similar interests together, virtual communities have gained attention by not only practitioners, but researchers, as well.

Virtual Community Participation and Motivation: Cross-Disciplinary Theories offers in-depth coverage of state-of-the-art research on virtual community participation. This book appeals to those interested not only in virtual communities, but also in virtual worlds, virtual teams, and even online shopping. Virtual community researchers, as well as researchers from diverse fields--computer science, information systems, psychology, sociology, and telecommunications--will find valuable motivation theories discussed in this book.

  

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Contents

Mixing Metaphors
1
Asynchronous TextBased Community
18
A WebBased ECommerce Learning Community in Brazil
37
Virtual Communities as Contributors for Digital Objects Metadata Generation
55
Redefining Participation in Online Community
72
Toward an Understanding of Online Community Participation through Narrative Network Analysis
90
Toward an Infrastructural Approach to Understanding Participation in Virtual Communities
103
Community Embodied
124
A Systemic Approach to Online Sharing Motivations
192
ScenarioPlanning for Learning in Communities
208
Continuous Knowledge Sharing in Online Social Network Communities
228
The Continued Use of a Virtual Community
248
Mining Student Participatory Behavior in Virtual Learning Communities
267
Social Networking on Facebook
315
Culture Disorder and Death in an Online World
330
Virtual Communities of Practice in Immersive Virtual Worlds
347

Section 2
142
Virtual Communities as Subaltern Public Spheres
143
The Psychology of Trolling and Lurking
160
The Importance of Focal Awareness to Learning in Virtual Communities
177
Compilation of References
375
About the Contributors
419
Index
426
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About the author (2012)

Dr. Honglei Li is currently a senior lecturer of Enterprise Information Systems at School of Computing, Engineering, and Information Sciences, Northumbria University. Before joining Northumbria University, she worked as a lecturer at School of Business & Economics, Swansea University, United Kingdom. She received her BS and M.Phil. in computational mathematics and information systems, respectively, from Nanjing University in China. Later she received her PhD in information systems from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her current research interests include virtual communities, virtual worlds, electronic business, business process management, and information systems project management. Being in the field of information systems for many years, she is especially enthusiastic about virtual communities and virtual worlds but keeps a very keen interest in enterprise systems analysis and development. Her two research areas have inspired her to work on both areas in parallel. Her research papers have been published in academic journals such as Information & Management, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, and International Journal of Electronic Business. She has also presented her research papers in many international conferences including the American Conference on Information Systems and the International Conference on Information Systems. [Editor]

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