Governance and global communities

Richard T. Watson, Marie Claude Boudreau, Martina Greiner, Donald Wynn, Paul T York, Rusen Gul

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Abstract

Communities are a new form of organization in which volunteers primarily contribute to the creation of economic value. Building upon transaction cost economics, communities are investigated as a fourth form of governance structure. The concept of transaction benefits is introduced to the governance structure equation and some key variables (individual characteristics and needs, information technology, and national culture and policy) influencing transaction benefits are identified. Within communities, four major forms (restrictive, diffusive, inventive and adaptive) are identified based upon dimensions of responsiveness and transaction benefits. We conclude with a discussion of the relationship between communities and other governance structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-142
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of International Management
Volume11
Issue number2 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Governance
Governance structure
National cultures
Transaction cost economics
Volunteers
Economic value
Responsiveness
Individual characteristics

Keywords

  • Global communities
  • Governance
  • Open source
  • Transaction benefits
  • Transaction costs
  • Typology of communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

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Watson, R. T., Boudreau, M. C., Greiner, M., Wynn, D., York, P. T., & Gul, R. (2005). Governance and global communities. Journal of International Management, 11(2 SPEC. ISS.), 125-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2005.03.006

Governance and global communities. / Watson, Richard T.; Boudreau, Marie Claude; Greiner, Martina; Wynn, Donald; York, Paul T; Gul, Rusen.

In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 11, No. 2 SPEC. ISS., 01.01.2005, p. 125-142.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Watson, RT, Boudreau, MC, Greiner, M, Wynn, D, York, PT & Gul, R 2005, 'Governance and global communities', Journal of International Management, vol. 11, no. 2 SPEC. ISS., pp. 125-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2005.03.006
Watson RT, Boudreau MC, Greiner M, Wynn D, York PT, Gul R. Governance and global communities. Journal of International Management. 2005 Jan 1;11(2 SPEC. ISS.):125-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intman.2005.03.006
Watson, Richard T. ; Boudreau, Marie Claude ; Greiner, Martina ; Wynn, Donald ; York, Paul T ; Gul, Rusen. / Governance and global communities. In: Journal of International Management. 2005 ; Vol. 11, No. 2 SPEC. ISS. pp. 125-142.
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