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Virtual hybrid communities show that you don’t have to meet face-to-face to advance great ideas

Grabher, Gernot and Ibert, Oliver (2014) Virtual hybrid communities show that you don’t have to meet face-to-face to advance great ideas. LSE American Politics and Policy (20 Mar 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The Internet and the online experience have become a pervasive and near-essential part of modern society. But many commentators are concerned at the apparent deficiency of online encounters and their ability to produce useful knowledge. Using what they term as a ‘netnographic’ approach Gernot Grabher and Oliver Ibert examined the content of contributions to nine virtual hybrid communities on online forums. They find that even in the absence of physical or relational proximity, these online communities are able to produce economically useful knowledge, and that they can afford unique technical opportunities and social dynamics that foster learning processes that are unattainable in face-to-face contexts.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2014 14:43
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58808

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