Masters Theses


Designing, managing and evaluating a social network based Information City for innovation success


"This thesis presents the design, implementation and evaluation of a Social Network based Information City that provides the participants with opportunities of finding social support, establishing new social or business contacts, starting collaborative projects, and exchanging social capital or resources. The focus of this study is twofold. First, this study investigates how Social Network theories can be used to design and manage a web-based Information City that connects entrepreneurs to influential factors of innovation that consequently enhances the innovation process. The second part focuses on applying a Balanced Scorecard framework, a strategic management system, to the web-based Information City to monitor, and articulate the value the community delivers through user interaction and participation in community ties, and to assess the performance of the network and suggest improvements"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Lea, Bih-Ru
Yu, Vincent (Wen-Bin)

Committee Member(s)

Leopold, Jennifer


Computer Science

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Science


National Science Foundation (U.S.)


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006


ix, 135 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-38).


© 2006 Prashanth Kannan, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Business networks
Computer networks -- Social aspects
Social networks
Strategic planning

Thesis Number

T 8957

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