Creating and Capturing Value through Crowdsourcing

Author: Allan Afuah, Christopher L. Tucci and Gianluigi Viscusi

Editor’s note: Examples of the value that can be created and captured through crowdsourcing go back to at least 1714, when the UK used crowdsourcing to solve the Longitude Problem, obtaining a solution that would enable the UK to become the dominant maritime force of its time. Today, Wikipedia uses crowds to provide entries for the world’s largest and free encyclopedia. Partly fueled by the value that can be created and captured through crowdsourcing, interest in researching the phenomenon has been remarkable. (…) Read more

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