Lane, Michael S. and van der Vyver, Glen and Basnet, Prajwal (2004) Trust in virtual communities involved in free/open source projects: an empirical study. In: ACIS 2004: 15th Australasian Conference on Information Systems: Managing New Wave Information Systems: Enterprise, Government and Society, 1-3 Dec 2004, Hobart, Australia.
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Interpersonal trust and group trust are factors which are critical to the success and cohesion of virtual communities. One such type of virtual community is the Open Source Application Development community. This study examines the influence of cognitive trust and affective trust in a large, active virtual community (SourceForge.Net) involved in open source application development. We find that cognitive and affective trust are both related to group cohesion and project outcomes in free/open source project, as well as the perceived benefit group members derive from membership. Cognitive trust shows a more significant relationship to project outcomes while affective trust is more significantly related to group cohesion and perceived benefit.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||affective trust, cognitive trust, virtual communities, group effectiveness, open source|
|Subjects:||280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280100 Information Systems > 280199 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences > 380100 Psychology > 380105 Social and Community Psychology
|Depositing User:||Dr Michael Lane|
|Date Deposited:||13 Apr 2008 13:07|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2013 04:31|
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