Wikipedia Goes to HBS - Harvard Business School Case Study on Wikipediaposted by MR WAVETHEORY at 2/01/2007 01:37:00 AM
It's a great study on how to make collaboration and Web 2.0 concepts work. The Wikipedia case study traces the history of Wikipedia:
* Why Nupedia (Wikipedia's more formal predecessor) failed to gather momentum, and why Wikipedia has gathered so much.
* Whether Wikipedia's highly egalitarian and freeform editing processes and policies yield good results and, if so, how this happens.
* How decision rights are allocated in Wikipedia.
* The merits of the Inclusionist and Deletionist perspectives.
* Whether Wikipedia really has become a "post-revolutionary Bolshevik Soviet, with an inscrutable central power structure wielding control over a legion of workers."
* Whether the Wikipedia community practices the 'right' level of deference to the opinions and judgments of subject matter 'experts.'
* If Wikipedia's policies are being correctly followed, what the fate of the "Enterprise 2.0" article should be.