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Advances in Crowdsourcing (Hardback)
  • Advances in Crowdsourcing (Hardback)

Advances in Crowdsourcing (Hardback)

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Hardback 183 Pages / Published: 21/05/2015
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This book attempts to link some of the recent advances in crowdsourcing with advances in innovation and management. It contributes to the literature in several ways. First, it provides a global definition, insights and examples of this managerial perspective resulting in a theoretical framework. Second, it explores the relationship between crowdsourcing and technological innovation, the development of social networks and new behaviors of Internet users. Third, it explores different crowdsourcing applications in various sectors such as medicine, tourism, information and communication technology (ICT), and marketing. Fourth, it observes the ways in which crowdsourcing can improve production, finance, management and overall managerial performance.

Crowdsourcing, also known as "massive outsourcing" or "voluntary outsourcing," is the act of taking a job or a specific task usually performed by an employee of a company or contractors, and outsourcing it to a large group of people or a community (crowd or mass) via the Internet, through an open call. The term was coined by Jeff Howe in a 2006 issue of Wired magazine. It is being developed in different sciences (i.e., medicine, engineering, ICT, management) and is used in the most successful companies of the modern era (i.e., Apple, Facebook, Inditex, Starbucks). The developments in crowdsourcing has theoretical and practical implications, which will be explored in this book.

Including contributions from international academics, scholars and professionals within the field, this book provides a global, multidimensional perspective on crowdsourcing.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319183404
Number of pages: 183
Weight: 4144 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 13 mm
Edition: 2015 ed.

"This book provides an update on recent development of crowdsourcing in terms of theoretical frame, system design principles and best practices. The editors and authors have demonstrated the use of crowdsourcing in a diversity of application areas. The book constitutes a very useful reading for academic researchers, graduate students and professionals who are interested in crowdsourcing. It also provides good references to researcher and practitioners who would like to apply crowdsourcing in different context and situations." (Gang Li and Yiqing Tu, Information Technology & Tourism, Vol. 16, 2016)

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