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Network Structure and User Roles of a Crowdsourcing Community – The Context of Social Innovations for a Development Project

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dc.contributor.author Fuger, Simon
dc.contributor.author Schimpf, Robert
dc.contributor.author Fueller, Johann
dc.contributor.author Hutter, Katja
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-29T00:19:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-29T00:19:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01-04
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-0-2
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41227
dc.description.abstract The principles of crowdsourcing are increasingly applied in social contexts like development projects. In this study we explore a crowdsourcing community, which aims to enhance conditions in low income communities. We investigate the network structures of the community and detect behavioral pattern and user roles based on participation behavior for this specific context. Overall, the observed community shows a high level of collaboration and reciprocal dialogue. On the individual level we located four different user roles distinct in their interaction and contribution behavior. So called “collaborators” are considered as unique user role in an online community within a social context. We contribute to the theory of crowdsourcing by illustrating that context and purpose of crowdsourcing initiatives may influence the behavioral pattern of users. Further we add insights to the junctures between crowdsourcing and social innovation in the context of open development.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Crowdsourcing
dc.subject Open Development
dc.subject Social Network Analysis
dc.subject Social Innovation
dc.subject User Roles
dc.title Network Structure and User Roles of a Crowdsourcing Community – The Context of Social Innovations for a Development Project
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2017.078
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