VCC - Virtual Communities and Collaboration

The goal of the Virtual Communities and Collaboration track is to disseminate research and extend our knowledge and understanding of virtual communities and collaboration. Collaboration is a fundamental part of organizations and organizational partnerships. Following a continuing trend toward globalization, virtual communities and collaboration are an increasingly important part of organizations. Virtual communities are collective groups of individuals who utilize computer-mediated environments to interact and pursue mutual goals. They can be found in virtual worlds, social media, online forums, and crowdsourcing sites, among others. Organizations and teams can use computer-mediated environments to improve their processes and outcomes, as well as create business values. Therefore, researchers and practitioners need to address behavioral, social, cognitive, and technical issues in such environments. Research areas range from design issues in collaboration systems, sense of community and engagement in virtual communities, to impact of virtual communities and collaboration in domains as diverse as business, education, and government. The track aims to solicit contributions from a range of epistemological and methodological perspectives to extend our understanding of virtual communities and collaboration as well as enhance the theoretical foundation for research, share important empirical findings related to these venues, and provide guidance to practitioners.

Track Chairs:
Tom Meservy, Brigham Young University,
Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, City University of Hong Kong,
Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School,

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Wednesday, August 10th
12:00 AM

A Systematic Review of Leadership in Online Communities: Social Leaders, Technical Leaders, and Impacts

Xuecong Lu, McMaster University
Jinglu Jiang, Binghamton University
Milena Head, McMaster University
Junyi Yang, McMaster University

12:00 AM

Coopetition in Entertainment Live Streaming: A Research Agenda

Xiaofei Song, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Mengyao Fu, City University of Hong Kong
Jie Fang, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Zhao Cai, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Alain Chong, University of Nottingham

12:00 AM

Effects of Personality on Trading Performance in Social Trading Platforms

Quanchen Liu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Bingqing Xiong, University of Science and Technology of China
Eric Lim, UNSW Sydney
Jiantao Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China

12:00 AM

Exploring the Dark Side of Multiplayer Online Games: The Relationship between contact experiences and sexism

Bastian Kordyaka, University of Siegen
Jeanine Krath, University of Koblenz-Landau
Samuli Laato, Tampere University
Solip Park, Aalto University
Katharina Jahn, Chemnitz University of Technology
Bjoern Niehaves, University of Siegen

12:00 AM

Fake News Detection on Social Media: A Word Embedding-Based Approach

Muammer Eren Sahin, Texas A&M-San Antonio
Chunyang Tang, Texas A&M-San Antonio
Mohammad Al-Ramahi, Texas A&M-San Antonio

12:00 AM

Investigating the Influence of Crypto Development Ecosystem on Market Performance

Xuechen Luo, Shanghai International Studies University

12:00 AM

Platform Owners’ Selective Entry into Complementary Markets: Balancing Multiple Value Capture Sources

Shiying ZHENG, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Xiaodie Pu, Univeristy of Nottingham Ningbo China
Jin Chen, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Alain Chong, University of Nottingham

12:00 AM

Social Value Orientation among Freelancers

Sambit Tripathi, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Amit V. Deokar, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Prasanna Karhade, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Xiaobai Li, University of Massachusetts Lowell

12:00 AM

The Difference between Offline and Online Ties in Twitter

Youngsoo Kim, Texas Tech University
Alireza Sheikh-Zadeh, Texas Tech University

12:00 AM

Understanding the Nature of Online News Addiction

Natalie Gerhart, Creighton University
Russell Torres, University of North Texas
Scott Hamilton, University of North Texas

12:00 AM