The rise and fall of crowdsourcing?

Henri Simula*

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    Crowdsourcing has been discussed both in academic and managerial articles in recent years. Despite some critical voices, the overall attitude towards crowdsourcing has been quite positive in extant literature. In this paper we want to address potential drawbacks and issue that create shadows on top of crowdsourcing. The overall purpose of this paper is to discuss the reasons why crowdsourcing initiatives may not always live up to the expectations placed upon them. Despite some seemingly successful case examples, not every crowdsourcing initiative has taken off. While some of the barriers are case or industry specific, there are also certain overall reasons hindering crowdsourcing from reaching de facto modus operandi, especially in the innovation creation context. This paper is intentionally written through a critical lens by design and hopefully provides a constructive balance for those with an overly positive approach towards crowdsourcing.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 46th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2013
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Wailea, United States
    Duration: 7 Jan 201310 Jan 2013
    Conference number: 46


    ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    Abbreviated titleHICSS
    CountryUnited States

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