Rules of crowdsourcing: Models, issues, and systems of control

Gregory D Saxton, Onook Oh, Rajiv Kishore
Information Systems Management,Vol. 30, Issue 1, Pages: 2-20.

In this article, the authors first provide a practical yet rigorous definition of crowdsourcing that incorporates “crowds,” outsourcing, and social web technologies. They then analyze 103 well-known crowdsourcing web sites using content analysis methods and the hermeneutic reading principle. Based on their analysis, they develop a “taxonomic theory” of crowdsourcing by organizing the empirical variants in nine distinct forms of crowdsourcing models. They also discuss key issues and directions, concentrating on the notion of …
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