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Crowd Work

verfasst von: David Durward, Dr. Ivo Blohm, Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister

Erschienen in: Business & Information Systems Engineering | Ausgabe 4/2016

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Crowd Work is a phenomenon of the digital economy as well as of the modern IT era. It provides a great potential for changing the way in which businesses create value. For instance, the gold producer Goldcorp 1 made its geographical databases available to the public and offered a prize to anyone who could tell them where to find gold. The results of this open call enabled Goldcorp to increase its gold production from 53,000 to 504,000 oz a year, while it cut production costs from $360 to $59 per ounce. As a consequence, the value of Goldcorp increased from $100 million to $9 billion. This example illustrates Crowd Work as a form of gainful employment that creates digital goods and services by using human, informational, and physical resources or makes extant use of digital tools (Alter 2013). In general, work is a purposeful and conscious activity. By contrast, gainful employment denotes the part of work individuals expend to ensure the means of subsistence and income generation. …
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Metadaten
Titel
Crowd Work
verfasst von
David Durward
Dr. Ivo Blohm
Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister
Publikationsdatum
08.06.2016
Verlag
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Erschienen in
Business & Information Systems Engineering / Ausgabe 4/2016
Print ISSN: 2363-7005
Elektronische ISSN: 1867-0202
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12599-016-0438-0

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