Towards a maturity model for the assessment of ideation in crowdsourcing projects

Imed Boughzala, Triparna De Vreede, Cuong Nguyen, Gert Jan De Vreede

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Abstract

Social media technology has enabled virtual collaborative environments such that people can actively interact, share knowledge, coordinate activities, solve problems and co-create value. Organizations have begun to leverage approaches and technologies to involve numerous people from outside their boundaries to perform organizational tasks. Crowdsourcing is a collaboration model enabled by people-centric web technologies to solve individual, organizational, and societal problems using a dynamically formed crowd of people who respond to an open call for participation. Despite the success and popularity of this phenomenon, there appears to be a lack of guidance on how to organize the ideation processes in crowdsourcing. To address this need, we propose a Crowdsourcing Ideation Maturity Assessment Model (CIMAM). The CIMAM is intended to be sufficiently generic to be applied to different types of crowdsourcing initiatives/projects. It can be used by external assessors or by crowdsourcing organizers themselves for self-assessments. CIMAM was developed through a literature review and built on the constructs of Pedersen et al. [22] model. This paper contributes to research by examining the various factors influencing crowd engagement and productivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages483-490
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781479925049
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 6 2014Jan 9 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period1/6/141/9/14

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Boughzala, I., De Vreede, T., Nguyen, C., & De Vreede, G. J. (2014). Towards a maturity model for the assessment of ideation in crowdsourcing projects. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014 (pp. 483-490). [6758663] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2014.67