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Information exchange in virtual communities: a typology

Author(s): Jean Gladwin | R.A. Dixon | T.D. Wilson

Journal: Information Research: an international electronic journal
ISSN 1368-1613

Volume: 5;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 83;
Date: 2000;
Original page

Keywords: ethnography | case study | evaluation | PHC-MAP | information management | East Africa | innovation | diffusion of innovation theory | dynamic equilibrium | organizations

Reports on an ethnographic case study of the evaluation of PHC-MAP (a set of information management tools) in an East African country. The attempt at innovation is considered within the framework of Rogers's diffusion of innovation theory and Leavitt's theory of dynamic equilibrium in organizations.
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