Constructing local heroes – collaborative narratives of Finnish corporations in Wikipedia

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate how organizations are constituted through co-participation in communication in a collaborative online arena, the Finnish language version of Wikipedia. We conceptualize Wikipedia entries as one form of organizational texts representing the corporation in the online public sphere. However, they are a very unique form of text collaboratively produced mainly by external stakeholders. Our aim is to demonstrate the ways in which 1) narratives of Finnish corporations are reproduced in Wikipedia entries, and 2) how the conceptions of locality and nationality are presented within these narratives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Wikipedia : International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration
EditorsPnina Fichman, Noriko Hara
Number of pages15
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication date17 Jun 2014
Pages119-133
Article number7
ISBN (Print)978-0-8108-9101-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-8108-9102-9
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2014
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 518 Media and communications
  • 512 Business and Management

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Laaksonen, S-M., & Porttikivi, M. E. (2014). Constructing local heroes – collaborative narratives of Finnish corporations in Wikipedia. In P. Fichman, & N. Hara (Eds.), Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration (pp. 119-133). [7] Rowman & Littlefield Publishers .
Laaksonen, Salla-Maaria ; Porttikivi, Merja Elisa. / Constructing local heroes – collaborative narratives of Finnish corporations in Wikipedia. Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration. editor / Pnina Fichman ; Noriko Hara. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers , 2014. pp. 119-133
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Laaksonen S-M, Porttikivi ME. Constructing local heroes – collaborative narratives of Finnish corporations in Wikipedia. In Fichman P, Hara N, editors, Global Wikipedia: International and cross-cultural issues in online collaboration. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers . 2014. p. 119-133. 7