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Building Status in an Online Community

Author(s)
Markus Georg Reitzig, Inna Smirnova, Olav Sorenson
Abstract

We argue that the actions for which actors receive recognition vary as they move up the hierarchy. When actors first enter a community, the community rewards them for their easier-to-evaluate contributions to the community. Eventually, however, as these actors rise in status, further increases in stature come increasingly from engaging in actions that are more difficult to evaluate or even impossible to judge. These dynamics produce a positive feedback loop, in which those who have already been accorded some stature garner even greater status through quality-ambiguous actions. We present evidence from Stack Overflow, an online community, and from two online experiments consistent with these expected patterns.

Organisation(s)
Department of Accounting, Innovation and Strategy
External organisation(s)
University of Michigan, University of California, Los Angeles
Journal
Organization Science
Volume
33
Pages
2519-2540
No. of pages
22
ISSN
1047-7039
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.2021.1559
Publication date
2021
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
502052 Business administration
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/building-status-in-an-online-community(7f877ab8-361a-454b-9ae6-7510247d4734).html