Advances in Crowdsourcing

Editors: Garrigos-Simon, Fernando J., Gil-Pechuán, Ignacio, Estelles-Miguel, Sofia (Eds.)

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  • ​Examines recent advances in crowdsourcing as it relates to innovation, development and management
  • Explores different crowdsourcing applications in various sectors such as medicine, tourism, information and communication technology (ICT), and marketing
  • Includes contributions from a variety of scholars, academics and professionals in the field from around the world
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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.​

Reviews

“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)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • From Crowdsourcing to the Use of Masscapital. The Common Perspective of the Success of Apple, Facebook, Google, Lego, TripAdvisor, and Zara

    Garrigos-Simon, Fernando J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Recruiting Individuals to a Crowdsourcing Community: Applying Motivational Categories to an Ad Copy Test

    Roth, Yannig (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Crowdsourcing Fundamentals: Definition and Typology

    Estellés-Arolas, Enrique (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Crowdsourcing and the Evolution of a Business Ecosystem

    Guittard, Claude (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

  • From Leakage to Crowdsourcing: A Model for Enhancing the Participation of Local Firms

    Galdón Salvador, José Luis (et al.)

    Pages 63-71

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eBook 67,82 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36513-8
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Crowdsourcing
Editors
  • Fernando J. Garrigos-Simon
  • Ignacio Gil-Pechuán
  • Sofia Estelles-Miguel
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18341-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18341-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18340-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36513-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 183
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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