Social networks in transnational and virtual communities
There has been extensive research on social networks but little is known about why some communities survive and some disintegrate. This paper provides a framework to explain similarities in many types of communities. In particular, a comparison of transnational communities and virtual communities highlights the efficacy of the framework in explaining how strong relationships within communities are dependent on social formation factors such as a sense of identity, social structures and social capital.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Information Technology|
|Publisher:||Informing Science Institute|
|Copyright:||© Informing Science Institute. Published materials by Informing Science Institute is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.|
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