The creation of internet communities: A brief history of on-line distribution of working papers through NEP, 1998-2010
AbstractThis paper adds to the growing literature on the formation of online communities from an historical perspective by telling of the emergence and development of a service for speedy, online distribution of recent additions to the broad literatures on economics and related areas called NEP: New Economics Papers as well as the online community that grew around it. We provide details of the social and technological challenges for its construction as well as the evolution of its governance. The development of NEP provides an illustrative example for the kind of new business models that have emerged as the Internet has been used by creative minds to provide existing services in a new way.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 27085.
Date of creation: Nov 2010
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digital libraries; online communities; open source; New Economic Papers (NEP); RePEc;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- N8 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History
- A31 - General Economics and Teaching - - Multisubject Collective Works - - - Multisubject Collected Writings of Individuals
- L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-12-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-CUL-2010-12-18 (Cultural Economics)
- NEP-EVO-2010-12-18 (Evolutionary Economics)
- NEP-HIS-2010-12-18 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-ICT-2010-12-18 (Information & Communication Technologies)
- NEP-SOC-2010-12-18 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
- NEP-SOG-2010-12-18 (Sociology of Economics)
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