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Organizing in the Age of Competition, Cooperation, and Collaboration

The purpose of this article is to describe how organizations have evolved across three periods of modern economic history. These periods can be called the age of competition, age of cooperation, and age of collaboration. The major organizational forms that … Continue reading

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Young Children’s Planning Collaborative Problem-solving

Although there have been a number of studies with children in the age range of 4 to 9 years of age performing joint planning tasks with adults and sometimes peers, ours is the first experimental study of young children’s planning … Continue reading

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Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration

Innovation, sustainability, and collaboration are all related in their efforts to manage multiple dimensions of organizational and institutional policies and practices. This book provides an overview of the three topics and their relative importance to overall advancement of sustainability through … Continue reading

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Enhancing Creativity in Group Collaboration

As Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become established tools for communication, organizations increasingly use computer-mediated workgroups to support various business processes and find creative solutions to organizational problems. In such a context, groups’ creative performance can greatly contribute to … Continue reading

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Building Research Collaboratives Among Schools and Universities: Lessons From the Field

In a previous issue of Mind, Brain, and Education, Hinton and Fischer argue that educational research needs to be grounded in the lived realities of school life. They advocate for research schools as a venue for accomplishing this. The Center … Continue reading

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Citizen Empowerment through Collaborative Sensemaking

In the past crisis sensemaking activities have primarily been controlled by professional emergency responders and the media. Social media, however, has the potential to see a shift towards more grassroots and ad hoc citizen engagement. This paper sets out our … Continue reading

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Why is Open Access Development so Successful? – Stigmergic organization and the economics of information

The  explosive  development  of    “free”  or  “open  source”  information goods  contravenes  the  conventional  wisdom  that  markets  and  commercial organizations are necessary  to efficiently supply products. This paper proposes  a theoretical explanation for this phenomenon, using concepts from economics and theories  … Continue reading

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Stigmergic dimensions of Online Creative Interaction

This paper examines the stigmergic dimensions of online interactive creativity through the lens of Picbreeder. Picbreeder is a web-based system for collaborative interactive evolution of images. The Picbreeder applet starts by randomly generating several images, which are then mated and … Continue reading

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Coordinating the Commons – Diversity & Dynamics in Open Collaborations

The success of Wikipedia demonstrates that open collaboration can be an effective model for organizing geographically distributed volunteers to perform complex, sustained work at a massive scale. However, Wikipedia’s history also demonstrates some of the challenges that large, long-term open … Continue reading

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Why We Collaborate

Mass collaboration is the theme of this excellent TED Radio Hour. “The Internet as a tool allows for really brilliant people to do things that they weren’t really able to do in the past.” — Jimmy Wales. “The world has … Continue reading

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