Crowd Sourcing (Who, Why and What)


Show simple item record Ikediego, Henry Oluchukwu İlkan, Mustafa Abubakar, Abubakar Mohammed Victor, Festus Bekun 2017-11-22T07:05:59Z 2017-11-22T07:05:59Z 2017-11
dc.identifier.issn 2398-7294
dc.description.abstract There is growing interest in innovative online problem-solving models like crowdsourcing to serve individuals, firms and the society as a whole. Crowdsourcing is the combination of efforts from various set of individuals who are either volunteering or working part-time for socioeconomic production, basically in the cyber world. This hybrid work model is already in use by businesses and entrepreneurs, some of the platforms includes Amazon mechanical Turk, 99designs, Hit RECORD and Design Crowd. Much has been parleyed and published, and this is primarily due to the efficient socioeconomic potentials crowdsourcing offers. The central questions relevant to the article subsumes, who crowdsource, why they crowdsource and what are the characteristics of activities they do. In order to explore new applications for the crowdsourcing model, there must be a better understanding in the context of who, why and what. This article discusses the three W’s and concluded with challenges facing crowdsourcing work model. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Crowdsourcing en_US
dc.subject Outsourcing en_US
dc.subject IT en_US
dc.subject Open call en_US
dc.title Crowd Sourcing (Who, Why and What) en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Crowd Science en_US
dc.contributor.department School of Computing and Technology en_US
dc.contributor.authorID 214500 en_US
dc.identifier.volume 1 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US

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