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Collaborative Knowledge at the Grass-roots Level: the Risks and Rewards of Corporate Wikis

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Abstract


  • The open source movement is founded on the concept of democratising knowledge to freely collaborate and exchange information at the grass-roots level. As Wikis are philosophically grounded in this movement, the use of corporate Wikis in the collaborative creation and operation of knowledge management systems holds considerable potential. However, the impact of using corporate Wikis in the business environment has uncovered some challenging issues such as licensing, accountability and liability regarding copyright, which may require a change in the way we think about intellectual property and licensing in this connected world.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Pfaff, C. & Hasan, H. M. (2007). Collaborative Knowledge at the Grass-roots Level: the Risks and Rewards of Corporate Wikis. In F. B. Tan, J. Thong & L. J. Janczewski (Eds.), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (pp. 301-306). Auckland:

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  • 2-s2.0-80053479053

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3090&context=commpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2041

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Start Page


  • 301

End Page


  • 306

Place Of Publication


  • Auckland

Abstract


  • The open source movement is founded on the concept of democratising knowledge to freely collaborate and exchange information at the grass-roots level. As Wikis are philosophically grounded in this movement, the use of corporate Wikis in the collaborative creation and operation of knowledge management systems holds considerable potential. However, the impact of using corporate Wikis in the business environment has uncovered some challenging issues such as licensing, accountability and liability regarding copyright, which may require a change in the way we think about intellectual property and licensing in this connected world.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Pfaff, C. & Hasan, H. M. (2007). Collaborative Knowledge at the Grass-roots Level: the Risks and Rewards of Corporate Wikis. In F. B. Tan, J. Thong & L. J. Janczewski (Eds.), Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (pp. 301-306). Auckland:

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80053479053

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3090&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/2041

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 301

End Page


  • 306

Place Of Publication


  • Auckland