Wikipedia in the Spotlight

Kellogg School of Management Cases

ISSN: 2474-6568

Publication date: 20 January 2017

Abstract

To teach the factors that shape Wikipedia and wikis in general. Students will become familiar with the internal operations of wikis, open-source programs for developing text from many users. Also to facilitate teaching about factors that shape reference sites on the Internet, dividing discussion into three sub-topics: defining what Wikipedia is and what it is not, analyzing how it works, and understanding why it generates controversy in some circles.

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Greenstein, S. and Devereux, M. (2017), "Wikipedia in the Spotlight", Kellogg School of Management Cases. https://doi.org/10.1108/case.kellogg.2016.000411

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