Individual Focus and Knowledge Contribution

@article{Adamic2010IndividualFA,
  title={Individual Focus and Knowledge Contribution},
  author={Lada A. Adamic and Xiao Wei and Jiang Yang and S. Gerrish and K. Nam and Gavin S. Clarkson},
  journal={First Monday},
  year={2010},
  volume={15}
}
Before contributing new knowledge, individuals must attain requisite background knowledge or skills through schooling, training, practice, and experience. Given limited time, individuals often choose either to focus on few areas, where they build deep expertise, or to delve less deeply and distribute their attention and efforts across several areas. In this paper we measure the relationship between the narrowness of focus and the quality of contribution across a range of both traditional and… Expand

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