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dc.contributor.authorGhapanchi, Amir Hossein
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:08:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:08:11Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2013-11-12T23:04:56Z
dc.identifier.issn14717727
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.infoandorg.2013.03.001
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/54284
dc.description.abstractManaging work practices has become one of the key challenges facing virtual communities. This paper seeks to broaden the research on virtual communities by applying the theory of competency rallying (TCR) in a longitudinal manner to examine the impact of task identification, task assignment, task execution and task management on user interest in open source software (OSS) projects defined by popularity and communication. The aim of this paper is: (1) re-conceptualizing the concept of user interest and broadening our understanding of user interest by incorporating users' post-usage behaviors, (2) examining the effect of various tasks involved in an OSS project's key processes of defect-fixing and feature-enhancement on user interest. The current study found that project popularity is positively influenced by task assignment, task execution and task management. Additionally, user communication was found to be positively impacted by task identification and task execution. The data collected from 1178 OSS projects in a longitudinal manner (at 3 time points over a period of 16 months) confirmed the expectations from TCR and also demonstrated that over time the effects that development of competencies and managing short term cooperative work have on project success might increase, while the impact of identifying market needs and marshalling competencies may not significantly change.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom129
dc.relation.ispartofpageto148
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInformation and Organization
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systems Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLibrary and Information Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode080609
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0806
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0807
dc.titleRallying competencies in virtual communities: A study of core processes and user interest in open source software projects
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Information and Communication Technology
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGhapanchi, Amir Hossein H.


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