Rules of Crowdsourcing: Models, Issues, and Systems of Control

  title={Rules of Crowdsourcing: Models, Issues, and Systems of Control},
  author={Gregory D. Saxton and Onook Oh and Rajiv Kishore},
  journal={Information Systems Management},
  pages={2 - 20}
In this article, the authors first provide a practical yet rigorous definition of crowdsourcing that incorporates “crowds,” outsourcing, and social web technologies. [] Key Method They then analyze 103 well-known crowdsourcing web sites using content analysis methods and the hermeneutic reading principle. Based on their analysis, they develop a “taxonomic theory” of crowdsourcing by organizing the empirical variants in nine distinct forms of crowdsourcing models. They also discuss key issues and directions…
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