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dc.contributor.advisorPiskorski, Mikolaj Jan
dc.contributor.authorGorbatai, Andreea
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T19:36:34Z
dash.embargo.terms2014-06-21en_US
dash.embargo.terms2014-06-21
dc.date.issued2012-09-14
dc.date.submitted2012
dc.identifier.citationGorbatai, Andreea. 2012. Social Structure and Mechanisms of Collective Production: Evidence from Wikipedia. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:10304en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9556123
dc.description.abstractIn my dissertation I propose three counterintuitive social mechanisms to alleviate the risk that collective production will fail to maintain participant involvement and respond to demand. My first study, based on a panel dataset of edits and views of articles in the English Wikipedia, shows that, although collective production lacks a price-like mechanism to estimate demand for the goods it produces, consumers’ contributions act as such a signal to expert producers. In the second paper I examine the theory that collective production participation is greatest when social norms of collaboration are obeyed. Using a large panel dataset of production networks and normrelated behavior in Wikipedia, I show that social norm infringement is not completely detrimental to participation because norm enforcement increases the likelihood that the beneficiary producer continues participating. In my third paper, I rely on interviews with experienced Wikipedia producers to examine whether producers’ ties to non-participants in collective production increase the likelihood of turnover, and whether producers’ embeddedness in collective production reduces turnover risk. Surprisingly, I find that producers with networks rich in ties to non-producers and with a task-oriented approach to collective production are those least likely to stop participating.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectcollaborationen_US
dc.subjectcollective productionen_US
dc.subjectmarket failureen_US
dc.subjectpublic goodsen_US
dc.subjectsocial mechanismsen_US
dc.subjectsocial structureen_US
dc.subjectorganizational behavioren_US
dc.subjectsociologyen_US
dc.subjectorganization theoryen_US
dc.titleSocial Structure and Mechanisms of Collective Production: Evidence from Wikipediaen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.date.available2014-06-21T07:30:41Z
thesis.degree.date2012en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOrganizational Behavioren_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHackman, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStuart, Tobyen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMarsden, Peteren_US


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