Leveraging Crowdsourcing: Activation-Supporting Components for IT-Based Ideas Competition

  title={Leveraging Crowdsourcing: Activation-Supporting Components for IT-Based Ideas Competition},
  author={Jan Marco Leimeister and Michael J. Huber and Ulrich Bretschneider and Helmut Krcmar},
  journal={Journal of Management Information Systems},
  pages={197 - 224}
Ideas competitions appear to be a promising tool for crowdsourcing and open innovation processes, especially for business-to-business software companies. Active participation of potential lead users is the key to success. Yet a look at existing ideas competitions in the software field leads to the conclusion that many information technology (IT)-based ideas competitions fail to meet requirements upon which active participation is established. The paper describes how activation-enabling… 
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