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Can We Exploit Collective Intelligence for Collaborative Deliberation? The Case of the Climate Change Collaboratorium

23 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2008  

Luca Iandoli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mark Klein

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Giuseppe Zollo

University of Naples Federico II

Date Written: 12/2007

Abstract

Current open-source/peer-production technologies, such as forums, wikis and blogs, have enabled an unprecedented explosion of global knowledge sharing, but appear to be less successful at enabling collaborative deliberation (i.e. the systematic enumeration, analysis, and selection of solution alternatives) around the complex and controversial challenges, such as climate change, now facing humankind. In this paper, we present a new kind of collaboration platform, based on argumentation theory, which is aimed at addressing this weakness. We present the rationale for its design as well as preliminary results obtained from a first field test with a moderate-sized (200 member) user community.

Keywords: collective intelligence, collaborative deliberation, peer-production technology

Suggested Citation

Iandoli, Luca and Klein, Mark and Zollo, Giuseppe, Can We Exploit Collective Intelligence for Collaborative Deliberation? The Case of the Climate Change Collaboratorium (12/2007). MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4675-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1084069 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1084069

Luca Iandoli

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Mark Klein (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

NE20-336
Cambridge, MA 02142
United States
617-253-6796 (Phone)

Giuseppe Zollo

University of Naples Federico II ( email )

Via Catullo 64
80122 Napoli, Caserta
Italy

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