Understanding and Improving Collective Attention Economy for Expertise Sharing

  • Yunwen Ye
  • Kumiyo Nakakoji
  • Yasuhiro Yamamoto
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5074)


The importance and benefits of expertise sharing for organizations in knowledge economy are well recognized. However, the potential cost of expertise sharing is less well understood. This paper proposes a conceptual framework called collective attention economy to identify the costs associated with expertise sharing and provide the basis for analyzing and understanding the cost-benefit structure of different communication mechanisms. To demonstrate the analytical power of the conceptual framework, the paper describes a new communication mechanism—Dynamic Mailing List (DML)—that is developed by adjusting certain cost factors.


collective attention economy expertise sharing socially aware 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yunwen Ye
    • 1
    • 3
  • Kumiyo Nakakoji
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yasuhiro Yamamoto
    • 2
  1. 1.SRA Key Technology Laboratory, Inc.TokyoJapan
  2. 2.RCASTUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.L3D CenterUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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