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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)
- Customer Role Ambiguity in Community Management (Helena Holmström, Umeå University, Ola Henfridsson, Umeå University and Viktoria Institute, Göteborg)
- Using Event Semantics for Modeling Contracts (Yao-Hua Tan, eFree University Amsterdam, Walter Thoen, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
- Launching Multi-modal Interaction on an EC-Site (Samuli Pekkola, University of Jyväskylä, Jukka Heikkilä, University of Jyväskylä, Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen, Helsinki School of Economics)
- Social Capital and Volunteerism in Virtual Communities: The Case of the Internet Chess Club (Mark Ginsburg and Suzanne Weisband, University of Arizona)
- VICOS: The Virtual Community of Students (Walter Dettling, University of Applied Sciences, Basel, Petra Schubert, University of Applied Sciences, Basel)
- Social Profiles of Virtual Communities (Johannes Hummel, University of St.Gallen, Ulrike Lechner, University of Bremen)