Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12216/177
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dc.contributor.authorMiniaoui, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHalaweh, M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-19T14:26:49Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-19T14:26:49Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12216/177-
dc.description.abstractCommunities of practice (CoPs) are increasingly capturing the interest of many fields such as business companies, education and organizations. Many CoPs were developed for people who have common interest in healthcare, agriculture and environment, and teaching. However, there is lack of COPs dedicated for researchers. This research aims to explore the appropriateness of Facebook (FB) as a platform for serving a CoP of researchers. To achieve this goal, first we identify the needs of CoPs for researchers within UAE context. Consequently, we adopted qualitative research approach to elicit the needs. We applied the grounded theory method to analyze the data. The results of the analysis showed seven main needs: collaboration, debating, awareness/ notification, reference management, cross search, customization, tracking, and user orientation. Secondly, we evaluated the compatibility of FB features to the identified needs. Although we found that FB covers most of CoPs needs, there are few needs which are not met successfully so this raised some technical and practical issues, which have been highlighted in the paper. © Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Facultad de Economía y Negocios.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Technology Management and Innovationen_US
dc.relation.issue4en_US
dc.relation.volume6en_US
dc.relation.firstpage106en_US
dc.relation.lastpage129en_US
dc.titleFacebook for cop of researchers: Identifying the needs and evaluating the compatibilityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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crisitem.author.deptCollege of Engineering and Information Technology-
crisitem.author.deptDubai Business School-
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