Functional Roles and Career Paths in Wikipedia

@inproceedings{Arazy2015FunctionalRA,
  title={Functional Roles and Career Paths in Wikipedia},
  author={Ofer Arazy and Felipe Ortega and Oded Nov and M. Lisa Yeo and Adam Balila},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2015}
}
An understanding of participation dynamics within online production communities requires an examination of the roles assumed by participants. Recent studies have established that the organizational structure of such communities is not flat; rather, participants can take on a variety of well-defined functional roles. What is the nature of functional roles? How have they evolved? And how do participants assume these functions? Prior studies focused primarily on participants' activities, rather… CONTINUE READING
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