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 Mu Xia : Information Systems Research

Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

Mu Xia, Assistant Professor of OMIS, co- wrote a paper that has recently been accepted for publication in Information Systems Research, a top scholarly journal in the field of information systems.  The paper “To Continue Sharing or Not to Continue Sharing? - An Empirical Analysis of User Decision in Peer-to-Peer Sharing Networks” aims to understand why users continually contribute to peer-to-peer networks when doing so brings no financial gain. 

Xia and his co-authors found that users contribute to these networks for two reasons, because they themselves receive benefits from the network, and because they can see others benefit from their contribution.  The authors also discovered that “getting from” is a stronger motivator for the sharing than is “giving to.” 

Read Professor Xia’s bio here >> 

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