Do Crowds have the Wisdom to Self-Organize ?

  title={Do Crowds have the Wisdom to Self-Organize ?},
  author={Andrea Blasco and Kevin J. Boudreau},
The “self-organizing” of online crowds—or workers, more generally— into teams is a non-trivial problem of coordination and matching, in a context in which other parties are simultaneously competing for partners. Here, we experimentally investigate the capacity for workers in online crowds to self-organize into teams, within a scientific crowdsourcing contest. We compare matching outcomes and performance to those in a comparison group in which we eliminate the coordination and matching problem… CONTINUE READING