Intrinsic Motivation of Open Content Contributors : the Case of Wikipedia Xiaoquan (

  title={Intrinsic Motivation of Open Content Contributors : the Case of Wikipedia Xiaoquan (},
  author={Michael Zhang and Feng Zhu},
Modern information technology has enabled many community-based innovations, in which looselyconnected contributors, dispersed across organizational and geographical boundaries, collaborate via the Internet. This community-based model of knowledge creation differs considerably from traditional rm-based production process and has stimulated curiosity of scholars from a variety of elds. Two well-known examples are open source software (OSS) projects (e.g., the Apache project) and open content… CONTINUE READING
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