Distance Dilemma in Innovation Crowdsourcing: The Effects of Knowledge Distance on Solvers' Participation in Broadcasted R&D Problem Solving

Abstract

Open innovation is exemplified in crowdsourcing platforms that allow firms to broadcast R&D problems to a wide range of potential solvers. Empirical evidence to date suggests that solvers from distant fields have higher... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Christoph Ihl (Hamburg University of Technology)
  2. Robin Kleer (RWTH Aachen University)
  3. Jan Reerink (Hamburg University of Technology)

Topic Area

Contests, Crowdsourcing and Open Innovation

Session

MATr2B » Contests, Crowdsourcing & Open Innovation (Papers & Posters) (15:45 - Monday, 1st August, Room 112, Aldrich Hall)

Paper

solver_druid.pdf