A Model of and for Virtual Projects

R. Garud, A. Kumaraswamy, P.R. Tuertscher

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Abstract

We examine how digital technologies enable distributed actors to collaborate asynchronously on virtual projects. We use Wikipedia and associated wiki digital technology as the research site for our exploration. Our probe of the emergence of Wikipedia articles highlights a distinctive property of such digital technologies: in their very use, they generate a digital trace. This digital trace serves as a generative memory that facilitates ongoing cocreation, justification, and materialization of contributions from distributed actors. We examine the implications of such processes for virtual projects that embrace digital technologies with properties similar to the wiki technology used in Wikipedia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Strategic Management
EditorsG. Cattani, S. Ferriani, L. Frederiksen, F. Täube
Place of PublicationBingley
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Pages357-387
ISBN (Print)9781780521923
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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