Agency Conflict in Crowdsourced Corporate Innovation Contests

Abstract

We investigate crowd versus expert selection in the context of a recurring innovation contest at a global technology company. Textual analysis of 14,697 submitted ideas reveals that agency conflict among the two groups in the... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Sam Ransbotham (Boston College)
  2. George Westerman (MIT)

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

RansbothamWesterman_AgencyInnovationContests_20160513.pdf