Adhocratic Governance in the Internet Age: A Case of Wikipedia

  title={Adhocratic Governance in the Internet Age: A Case of Wikipedia},
  author={Piotr Konieczny},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology \& Politics},
  pages={263 - 283}
  • Piotr Konieczny
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Information Technology & Politics
In recent years, a new realm has appeared for the study of political and sociological phenomena: the Internet. This article will analyze the decision-making processes of one of the largest online communities, Wikipedia. Founded in 2001, Wikipedia—now among the top-10 most popular sites on the Internet—has succeeded in attracting and organizing millions of volunteers and creating the world's largest encyclopedia. To date, however, little study has been done of Wikipedia's governance. There is… Expand
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