Calendar and Readings

1 Collaboration science framework

Gloor, Peter A. Swarm Creativity, Competitive Advantage Through Collaborative Innovation Networks. Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780195304121. [Preview with Google Books]

2 Condor 1 Introduction to Condor. Web-coolhunting, and the “communication view” to measure the popularity of topics. Download and install Condor prior to class. Information on Condor can be found in the Software section of this course.  
3 Social network analysis

Hands-on with Gephi.

Wassermann, Stanley, and Katherine Faust. Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780521387071. [Preview with Google Books]

4 Condor 2 Analyzing Twitter feeds and Facebook friends and walls. Visualizing and analyzing these results with Gephi.  
5 Measuring brands, concepts, people What is the context and sentiment on the Web, Blogs, Facebook and Twitter of a brand or product? How can we measure the success of Web campaigns? How can we find the most influential people?  
6 Condor 3 Analyzing your own mailbox, visualizing and analyzing the social network and the contents network (term view).  
7 Collective prediction Predicting trends on the global level by mining the Web, Blogs, online forums, and Twitter. Examples include “Who will win the Oscars?”, political elections, and movie box office success.  
8 Group analysis Analyzing the success of startup entrepreneurs (Israel, Boston biotech, XING cases). Creating Collaborative Care Networks (C3N).  
9 No class—Holiday    
10 Midterm project 1 Condor coolhunting team project  
11 Midterm project 2 Condor coolhunting team project (cont.)  
12 Midterm project 3 Midterm exam

Individual coolhunting assignment due

In-class midterm exam

13 Virtual status meeting Jointly with Helsinki/Cologne/SCAD. Team formation on Flashmeeting.  
14 Sociometric badges Analyzing individual creativity and knowledge flow optimization.  
15 Virtual status meeting Virtual project update with Flashmeeting with Savannah, Cologne, Helsinki students and instructors.  
16 Facebook

Student presentation:

Aral, Sinan, and Dylan Walker. “Creating Social Contagion Through Viral Product Design: A Randomized Trial of Peer Influence in Networks.” Management Science 57, no. 9 (2011): 1623–39.

Traud, Amanda L., Peter J. Mucha, et al. “Social Structure of Facebook Networks.”

Hill, R. A., and R. I. M. Dunbar. “Social Network Size in Humans.” Human Nature 14, no. 1 (2003): 53–72.

Group A presentation due
17 Virtual mirror Presentation of team networking results—analyzing communication in class using dynamic social network analysis and Condor.  
18 Wikipedia

Learning from Wikipedians for efficient open source project management in different cultures.

Student presentation:

Kittur, Aniket, and Robert E. Kraut. “Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds in Wikipedia: Quality Through Coordination.” CSCW ‘08 Proceedings of the 2008 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work, 2008.

Liu, Jun, and Sudha Ram. “Who Does What: Collaboration Patterns in the Wikipedia and Their Impact on Data Quality.” ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems 2, no. 2 (2011): 175–80.

Welser, Howard T., Dan Cosley, et al. “Finding Social Roles in Wikipedia.” Proceedings of the 2011 iConference, 2011.

Group B presentation due
19 Altruism and behavioral economics

Coolfarming—Nurturing COINs in the virtual and real world. Self-organizing, intrinsically motivated project management. To become a better manager stop being a manager.

Student presentation:

Judge, Timothy A., and John D. Kammeyer-Mueller. “Happiness as a Societal Value Why Happiness Is Worthy of Study.” Academy of Management Perspectives 25, no. 1 (2008): 30–42.

Frey, Bruno S. “Happy People Live Longer.” Science 331, no. 6017 (2011): 542–3.

Ariely, Dan, Uri Gneezy, et al. “Large Stakes and Big Mistakes.” Review of Economic Studies 76, no. 2 (2009): 451–69.

Hassanpour, Navid. “Media Disruption Exacerbates Revolutionary Unrest: Evidence from Mubarak’s Natural Experiment.” APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper (2011).

Group C presentation due
20 Coolhunting results Presentation of online social network analysis and prediction results.  
21 No class—Q&A final project work    
22 No class—Holiday    
23 Virtual status meeting Virtual project update with Flashmeeting with Savannah, Cologne, Helsinki students and instructors.  
24 Twitter and prediction markets

Student presentation:

Bollen, Johan, Bruno Goncalves, et al. “Happiness is Assortative in Online Social Networks.” Artificial Life 17, no. 3 (2011): 237–51.

Bollen, Johan, Huina Mao, et al. “Twitter Mood Predicts the Stock Market.” Journal of Computational Science 2, no. 1 (2011): 1–8.

Wolfers, Justin, and Eric Zitzewitz. “Prediction Markets.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 18, no. 2 (2004): 107–26.

Ott, Myle, Yejin Choi, et al. “Finding Deceptive Opinion Spam by Any Stretch of the Imagination.” HLT ‘11 Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, 2011.

Group D presentation due
25 No class—Q&A final project work    
26 Coolfarming results Presentation of final results and insights of coolhunting and coolfarming projects. Group project due

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