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35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

January 7-10, 2002, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawaii

Abstract - Minitrack "Communities in the Digital Economy"

Community building and development are a key success factor in the digital economy. They differentiate business models in the digital economy from traditional one’s. Examples of these communities are Internet shops, portal sites, groupware systems, electronic auctions, billboards, enterprises or organizations. Product-centered communities as well as communities of interest are relevant for electronic marketing, as for example the reader communities at Amazon.com, Dreamworks or the open source community of Linux. Communities of practice or learning communities are also pivotal for knowledge management.

As these examples show, online communities differ in their orientation. The features that all types of communities share are common interests, practices, languages and ontologies with common semantics as well as normative issues. The papers presented in this minitrack address community-related issues such as business models and design principles for special aspects of community platforms. The last four papers of the minitrack present case studies of specific communities.

HICSS 2002 Papers - Minitrack "Communities in the Digital Economy"

  • Minitrack Introduction (Ulrike Lechner, University St. Gallen, Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva, University St. Gallen, Yao-Hua Tan, Free University Amsterdam)
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