Are communities an answer to the economic recession?

Date of publication: September 22, 2009

Author: Ray Poynter

Abstract:

The fastest growing aspect of the Research 2.0 revolution is the use of online research communities. When these communities first burst on the scene, in 2006, the talk was all about collaboration, consultation, and ceding control. More recently the focus has shifted to ROI and the ability to do more research with less money. This interactive session looks at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats that communities represent, with the objective of establishing guidelines for utilising communities in the current recessionary context.

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