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REVISION: The Rise and Fall of an Online Project. Is Bureaucracy Killing Efficiency in Open Knowledge Production?


We evaluate the efficiency of an online knowledge production project and identify factors that affect efficiency. To assess efficiency, we used the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) modelling methodology. We apply DEA to data from more than 30 Wikipedia language projects over three years. We show that the main Wikipedia projects were indeed less efficient that smaller ones, an effect that can be attributed in part to decreasing returns to scale.
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Author: Nicolas JULLIEN

Professor IMT Atlantique LUSSI - iSchool, M@rsouin, laboratoire LEGO Responsable du parcours Management des SI et des données, master Management de l'innovation In charge of the Master "Information & Data Systems Management", Co-directeur de

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