Club, formation by rational sharing: Content, viability and community structure
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AbstractA sharing community prospers when participation and contribution are both high. We suggest the two, while being related decisions every peer makes, should be given separate rational bases. Considered as such, a basic issue is the viability of club formation, which necessitates the modelling of two major sources of heterogeneity, namely, peers and shared content. This viability perspective clearly explains why rational peers contribute (or free-ride when they don't) and how their collective action determines viability as well as the size of the club formed. It also exposes another fundamental source of limitation to club formation apart from free-riding, in the community structure in terms of the relation between peers' interest (demand) and sharing (supply).
All Author(s) ListNg WY, Chiu DM, Lin WK
Name of Conference1st International Workshop on Internet and Network Economics
Start Date of Conference15/12/2005
End Date of Conference17/12/2005
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Journal nameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Year2005
Month1
Day1
Volume Number3828
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Pages161 - 173
ISBN3-540-30900-4
ISSN0302-9743
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesComputer Science; Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Computer Science, Theory & Methods

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