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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Leimeister, Jan Marco; Schweizer, Karin Janina; Leimeister, Stefanie; Krcmar, Helmut 
Non-TUM Co-author(s):
nein 
Cooperation:
Title:
Do Virtual Communities Matter for the Social Support of Patients? Antecedents and Effects of Virtual Relationships in Online Communities. 
Abstract:
Purpose ? The purpose of this paper is to explore whether online communities meet their potential of providing environments in which social relationships can be readily established to help patients cope with their disease through social support. The paper aims to develop and test a model to examine antecedents of the formation of virtual relationships of cancer patients within virtual communities (VCs) as well as their effects in the form of social assistance. Design/methodology/research ? Data...    »
 
Intellectual Contribution:
Discipline-based Research 
Journal title:
Information Technology and People 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
21 
Pages contribution:
S. 350-374 
Key publication:
Nein 
Peer reviewed:
Ja 
International:
Ja 
Book review:
Nein 
Commissioned:
not commissioned 
Professional Journal:
Nein