An exploratory study of communicative ethics in a virtual community

John Campbell, Dubravka Cecez-Kecmanovic

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This study explores the changes in moral orientation and the communicative practices that are used within a virtual community during discussion regarding the prospects of a listed Australian company experiencing abnormal volume and stock price activity. The results indicate that communicative practices and moral orientation change markedly over time and are associated with changes in market volume and share price volatility. Our analysis highlights how a financial Internet discussion site is used for both communicative and strategic action, and how these acts relate to apparent attempts by community members to make sense of conflicting information in an uncertain and dynamic decision-making environment
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the fourteenth Australasian conference on information systems
EditorsJaven Ang, Shirlee-Ann Knight
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780729805441
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventFourteenth Australasian conference on information systems: ACIS 2003 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 26 Nov 200328 Nov 2003


ConferenceFourteenth Australasian conference on information systems


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