Fostering Voluntary Contributions to a Public Good: A Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment at Wikipedia

Abstract

This natural field experiment tests the effects of purely symbolic awards on volunteer retention in a public goods context. The experiment is conducted at Wikipedia, which faces declining editor retention rates, particularly... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Jana Gallus (Harvard University)

Topic Area

Communities: User Innovation and Open Source

Session

MMTr1 » Communities: User Innovation & Open Source (Papers) (11:00 - Monday, 1st August, Room 111, Aldrich Hall)

Paper

Gallus_OUI_Manuscript.pdf

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