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Second Life and Other Virtual Worlds: A Roadmap for Research

28th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2007

6 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2007 Last revised: 3 Aug 2014

Brian Mennecke

Iowa State University

Edward M. Roche

Columbia University

David A. Bray

Harvard University; University of Oxford; National Defense University

Benn Konsynski

Emory University - Goizueta Business School

John Lester

ReactionGrid, Inc.; Linden Lab

Michael Rowe

IBM Corporation

Anthony M. Townsend

Iowa State University - College of Business

Date Written: December 11, 2007

Abstract

Virtual worlds like Second Life are becoming important tools for, among other activities, socialization, social networking, entertainment, collaboration, and business development. These environments offer information systems researchers a unique opportunity to study how these environments are built and managed by operators, how they are used and misused by users, and the impact that they have on users, communities, organizations, and societies at large. This panel is designed to introduce the information systems community to this topic. We have assembled both academic and practitioners involved in building, managing, and using virtual worlds to discuss a roadmap for research on virtual worlds.

Keywords: virtual worlds, synthetic worlds, online games, virtual reality, human computer interaction, Second Life, World of Warcraft, research frameworks

JEL Classification: D23, D70, D73, D83

Suggested Citation

Mennecke, Brian and Roche, Edward M. and Bray, David A. and Konsynski, Benn and Lester, John and Rowe, Michael and Townsend, Anthony M., Second Life and Other Virtual Worlds: A Roadmap for Research (December 11, 2007). 28th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021441

Brian Mennecke (Contact Author)

Iowa State University ( email )

Ames, IA 50011-2063
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.bus.iastate.edu/mennecke

Edward M. Roche

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

David A. Bray

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

University of Oxford

Oxford
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.linkedin.com/in/dbray

National Defense University ( email )

Marshall Hall
300 5th Avenue
Washington, DC 20319-5066
United States

Benn Konsynski

Emory University - Goizueta Business School ( email )

1300 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322-2722
United States

John Lester

ReactionGrid, Inc. ( email )

1401 Parkland
Ft. Pierce, FL 33492
United States

HOME PAGE: http://join.me/pathfinder

Linden Lab ( email )

945 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

Michael Rowe

IBM Corporation ( email )

United States

Anthony M. Townsend

Iowa State University - College of Business ( email )

Ames, IA 50011-2063
United States

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