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ASecond Life for organizations?: managing in the new, virtual world

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  • David C. Wyld

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Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the fast-growing virtual world, focusing on the appeal of these environments for the “digital native” generation and the growth of Design/methodology/approach - The paper examines the latest research on virtual worlds and Findings - The paper shows that Research limitations/implications - The research is limited by the very fact that this is a fast-developing, fast-changing area, constantly generating both new opportunities and new issues/challenges. Practical implications - With projections that 80 percent of all internet users will be involved in virtual worlds by 2011, it is important that executives and academicians be knowledgeable about these 3D internet environments. Originality/value - The paper traces the development of virtual worlds in the larger context of the growth of online gaming as a form of entertainment and interaction. It takes an objective look at the benefits and pitfalls for organizations looking to engage in

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  • David C. Wyld, 2010. "ASecond Life for organizations?: managing in the new, virtual world," Management Research Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 33(6), pages 529-562, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:eme:mrrpps:v:33:y:2010:i:6:p:529-562
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