Università della Svizzera italiana

User participation and community formation in peer production systems

Ciampaglia, Giovanni Luca ; Gambardella, Luca (Dir.) ; Giordano, Paolo (Codir.) ; Vancheri, Alberto (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2011 ; 2011INFO010.

This thesis explores the phenomenon of user participation in peer production communities. In large-scale collaboration communities such as wikis, open source software development teams, and file-sharing groups, members are, in general, not remunerated for contributing to the digital common, so the incentives to participate in these projects are usually construed in terms of extrinsic benefits...