Exploring Sustainability of a Private-collective Community


Setting the Stage: Exploring Sustainability of a Private-collective Community


While the nature of the firm has long been established as the dominant form of organizing for value creation, emergent forms of organizing such as the private-collective community model have recently gained attention from researchers and practitioners. Little is known about how such communities, where private goods from stakeholders are shared and freely distributed among a public collective, sustain themselves.  The purpose of this research is to examine how the resources, stakeholders, and overarching network structure in which these are embedded influence the sustainability of the community.  Using semi-structured interviews, archival data, and social network analysis, we explore these items in detail and provide initial findings from an ongoing research study of the OpenSim community.  We conclude with future directions, expected contributions, and the limitations of this line of research.



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I am a fairly curious man.... who enjoys a very broad variety of things. Mostly I like to be involved with people and ideas, projects or ventures that have potentially transformative social value. Most recent consulting work: www.mobiustechnologies.com I've participated in 12 Start-Ups in 25 years. 3 of my own. My Blogs / Life-Work Projects: http://imonad.wordpress.com - Ecology-of-Mind: A human and human systems evolutionary ontology described with supporting content http://LeToonz.wordpress.com - The Evolutionary Ontology with associated Technologies and Products http://GETTheVision.wordpress.com - A 65yr, 3-generation B-Plan-of-Plans https://microfarmingcommunity.wordpress.com - A Vision and Plan for Building Self-Sustaining Micro-Farming Communities in USA I've learned that new-business success is dependent on a certain team quality - natural human synergy. Stuff have dipped my toes in over time.... applications, apps, theoretical and applied neuropsychology, education, social metrics, social media, marketing, branding, identity, coaching, learning, performance and evolution, identity, privacy, ecology-of-mind, brain interface, collective intelligence, big data, future technology, trending, start-ups, emergent technology, R&D, product development, testing and roll out, toys, games, music, video, sourcing, contracts, operations, systems modeling, public speaking, funding, green technology Direct Contact: thejohnbrian@gmail.com
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