ASYNCHRONOUS CONSTRUCTIONISM AND SOCIAL NETWORKING IN PEER TO PEER COMMUNITIES: THE CASE OF DIALOGOI

Year: 
2008
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Authors: 
K. Chalkiti;M. Sigala
Journal/Conference: 
26th EUROCHRIE Congress “Building a Legacy, Living the Dream
Abstract: 
"By adopting a social constructionist perspective, this paper explores the knowledge management (KM) andsocial networking capabilities of online peer to peer (P2P) communities. Through desk study, online observationand surveys, we analyse the case of a Greek P2P community called “DIALOGOI” and explain how touristdestinations combining both insular and peninsular regions can benefit from the idea generation, informationsharing and social networks opportunities fostered in P2P communities. The preliminary evidence suggests thatP2P communities can bridge remote regions, facilitate socially constructed learning, minimise the knowledgeattrition effects of staff turnover and contribute towards the never ending attempt of standardised customerexperiences. Therefore P2P communities offer asynchronous constructionism capabilities."
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Empirical: 
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Appropriateness of research design: 
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Appropriateness of methods/analysis: 
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Can findings be trusted in answering RQs: 
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Main conclusions from paper: 
"The preliminary evidence suggests thatP2P communities can bridge remote regions, facilitate socially constructed learning, minimise the knowledgeattrition effects of staff turnover and contribute towards the never ending attempt of standardised customerexperiences. Therefore P2P communities offer asynchronous constructionism capabilities."