A preliminary taxonomy of crowdsourcing

Rouse, Anne C. 2010, A preliminary taxonomy of crowdsourcing, in ACIS 2010 : Information Systems : Defining and Establishing a High Impact Discipline : Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS, [Brisbane, Qld.], pp. 1-10.

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Title A preliminary taxonomy of crowdsourcing
Author(s) Rouse, Anne C.
Conference name Australasian Conference on Information Systems (21st : 2010 : Brisbane, Qld.)
Conference location Brisbane, Qld.
Conference dates 1-3 Dec. 2010
Title of proceedings ACIS 2010 : Information Systems : Defining and Establishing a High Impact Discipline : Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 11
Publisher ACIS
Place of publication [Brisbane, Qld.]
Keyword(s) outsourcing
Web 2.0
open innovation
idea competition
broadcast search
web-enabled collective intelligence
Summary Many firms are now asking how they can benefit from the new form of outsourcing labelled “crowdsourcing”. Like many other forms of outsourcing, crowdsourcing is now being “talked up” by a somewhat credulous trade press. However, the term crowdsourcing has been used to describe several related, but different phenomena, and what might be successful with one form of crowdsourcing may not be with another. In this paper the notion of crowdsourcing is decomposed to create a taxonomy that expands our understanding of what is meant by the term. This taxonomy focuses on the different capability levels of crowdsourcing suppliers; different motivations; and different allocation of benefits. The management implications of these distinctions are then considered in light of what we know about other forms of outsourcing.
Language eng
Field of Research 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2010, The Author
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031978

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