Wiki Deployment in Corporate Settings: A Case Study

IEEE Technology & Society Magazine 28 (2): 57-64. 2009.

University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-1070

Posted: 2 Jul 2013

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Ofer Arazy

Independent

Ian R. Gellatly

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization

Soobaek Jang

IBM Corporation

Raymond Patterson

Independent

Date Written: June 1, 2008

Abstract

The article explores the deployment of Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia in corporate set up. The authors found that the medium emerged as powerful collaborative technology. They determined in corporate setting it was used for variety of purposes, such as from portals, to project management and knowledge-base creation. They also examined that regularly attract users who are primarily persuaded by making work easier and helping the organization achieve its goals, while social reputation did not seem to a significant motivational aspect.

Suggested Citation

Arazy, Ofer and Gellatly, Ian R. and Jang, Soobaek and Patterson, Raymond, Wiki Deployment in Corporate Settings: A Case Study (June 1, 2008). IEEE Technology & Society Magazine 28 (2): 57-64. 2009., University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-1070, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2281436

Ian R. Gellatly

University of Alberta - Department of Strategic Management and Organization ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R6
Canada

Soobaek Jang

IBM Corporation

IBM MACC Center
33 Maiden Lane
New York, NY 10038
United States

Raymond Patterson

Independent

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