Crowdsourcing Contests: Understanding the Effect of Environment and Organization Specific Factors on Sustained Participation

  title={Crowdsourcing Contests: Understanding the Effect of Environment and Organization Specific Factors on Sustained Participation},
  author={Hanieh Javadi Khasraghi and Xuan Wang and Yaojie Li},
Crowdsourcing has increasingly become a recognized problem-solving mechanism for organizations by outsourcing the problem to an undefined crowd of people. The success of crowdsourcing depends on the sustained participation and quality-submissions of the individuals. Yet, little is known about the environmentspecific and organization-specific factors that influence individuals’ continued participation in these contests. We address this research gap, by conducting an empirical study using data… Expand
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