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Chen Zhang

Examining Team Building in Online Networks

Motivated by the growing number of self-organizing, voluntary teams collaborating online to produce products and services, researchers are investigating how these teams are formed and how individuals make decisions about which teams to join in the context of open source software development.

The research contributes to a richer understanding of how self-organizing teams are formed in an online collaborative network. The findings also offer some guidelines to open source project managers that can help them attract new developers into their projects and gain early momentum.

This research paper is accepted for publication in Information Systems Research. The research team comprises Chen Zhang (czhang12@memphis.edu) from the Department of Management Information Systems, Jungpil Hahn of Purdue University and Jae Yun Moon of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Chen Zhang

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