Membership Size, Communication Activity, and Sustainability: A Resource-Based Model of Online Social Structures

  title={Membership Size, Communication Activity, and Sustainability: A Resource-Based Model of Online Social Structures},
  author={Brian S. Butler},
  journal={Inf. Syst. Res.},
  • B. Butler
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Computer Science, Business
  • Inf. Syst. Res.
As telecommunication networks become more common, there is an increasing interest in the factors underlying the development of online social structures. It has been proposed that these structures are new forms of organizing which are not subject to the same constraints as traditional social structures. However, from anecdotal evidence and case studies it is difficult to evaluate whether online social structures are subject to the same problems as traditional social structures. Drawing from… Expand
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