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People can be committed to communities for different reasons. How and why people are committed online communities affects the ways that they participate in these groups. Understanding the reasons people become committed to a group is central to designing effective systems and policies for promoting participation.

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Why is it important?

Promoting commitment and participation is a critical activity for group leaders. Understanding how different types of commitment affect ways of participating will help you better target your efforts to strengthen you online community.

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This page is a summary of: Research Note—The Impact of Community Commitment on Participation in Online Communities, Information Systems Research, December 2011, INFORMS, DOI: 10.1287/isre.1090.0265.
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