Collective Dynamics of Digitally Enabled Social Networks

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Social Networks  
Author(s): Posegga, Oliver  
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2017
Pages: 213 ; Illustrationen, Diagramme
Supervisor(s): Fischbach, Kai  ; Schoder, Detlef
Language(s): English
Kumulative Dissertation, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 2017
DOI: 10.20378/irbo-50114
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-501145
This thesis investigates the role of technology in the collective dynamics of digitally enabled social networks. Based on a review of the historical foundation of research on crowds, collective behaviour, and collective dynamics in the social sciences and in research on complex systems, it develops a conceptualisation of collective dynamics in the context of digitally enabled social networks. This conceptualisation provides the foundation for one overarching and three subordinate research questions dedicated to different aspects of the role technology plays in understanding and managing the collective dynamics of digitally enabled social networks. The body of work comprising this dissertation is distributed across fifteen papers that contribute to these research questions.
GND Keywords: Soziales Netzwerk; Verhaltensforschung; Techniksoziologie
DDC Classification: 004 Computer science  
RVK Classification: ST 650   
Type: Doctoralthesis
Year of publication: 11. January 2018

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