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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Abstract \ Collaborative projects organized as communities have a significant participation of volunteers and are formed by individuals geographically distributed, interconnected through a technology platform in a work of mutual interest, creating and freely sharing knowledge-based products. Despite several researches on the subject, community projects still lack a better understanding of how they govern their actions to achieve collective results. This paper aims at understanding these projects and their aspects of governance by comparing them with traditional organizations. Although it is possible to distinguish community arrangements from other types, especially in terms of their structural and control aspects, the key factor not always considered in such differentiation refers to the potential impact of maturity of projects on its governance. As a consequence, it is believed that as community projects develop, even though they may retain characteristics of community models, their mode of operation is close to that of traditional organizations. \ Keywords \ Collaborative projects, communities, technology, governance. \

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Governance of collaborative projects organized as communities

Abstract \ Collaborative projects organized as communities have a significant participation of volunteers and are formed by individuals geographically distributed, interconnected through a technology platform in a work of mutual interest, creating and freely sharing knowledge-based products. Despite several researches on the subject, community projects still lack a better understanding of how they govern their actions to achieve collective results. This paper aims at understanding these projects and their aspects of governance by comparing them with traditional organizations. Although it is possible to distinguish community arrangements from other types, especially in terms of their structural and control aspects, the key factor not always considered in such differentiation refers to the potential impact of maturity of projects on its governance. As a consequence, it is believed that as community projects develop, even though they may retain characteristics of community models, their mode of operation is close to that of traditional organizations. \ Keywords \ Collaborative projects, communities, technology, governance. \