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SSRN as an Initial Revolution in Academic Knowledge Aggregation and Dissemination


David A. Bray


National Defense University - Information Resources Management College; Emory University - Department of Decision & Information Analysis

Sascha Vitzthum


Emory University

Benn Konsynski


Emory University - Goizueta Business School

January 7, 2008


Abstract:     
Within this paper we consider our results of using the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) over a period of 18 months to distribute our working papers to the research community. Our experiences have been quite positive, with SSRN serving as a platform both to inform our colleagues about our research as well as inform us about related research (through email and telephoned conversations of colleagues who discovered our paper on SSRN). We then discuss potential future directions for SSRN to consider, and how SSRN might well represent an initial revolution in 21st century academic knowledge aggregation and dissemination. Our paper is intended to be a working paper on SSRN itself, for early comments and iterative improvements.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: knowledge ecosystems, attention spans, attention economy, organizational science, social psychology, publications, recommendations, market

JEL Classification: D70, D83, D89

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Date posted: January 10, 2008 ; Last revised: January 17, 2008

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Bray, David A. and Vitzthum, Sascha and Konsynski, Benn, SSRN as an Initial Revolution in Academic Knowledge Aggregation and Dissemination (January 7, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1081478 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1081478

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David A. Bray (Contact Author)
National Defense University - Information Resources Management College ( email )
Washington, DC
HOME PAGE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dbray
Emory University - Department of Decision & Information Analysis ( email )
1300 Clifton Road - details at http://dbray.org
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.fc.bus.emory.edu/~dbray/
Sascha Vitzthum
Emory University ( email )
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Benn Konsynski
Emory University - Goizueta Business School ( email )
1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-2722
United States
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