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|Description:||vii, 311 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction : the dawn of the human network --
Sec. I. How we got here --
The rise of the amateur : fueling the crowdsourcing engine --
From so simple a beginning : drawing the blueprint for crowdsourcing --
Faster, cheaper, smarter, easier : democratizing the means of production --
The rise and fall of the firm : turning community into commerce --
Sec. II. Where we are --
The most universal quality : why diversity trumps ability --
What the crowd knows : collective intelligence in action --
What the crowd creates : how the 1 percent is changing the way work gets done --
What the crowd thinks : how the 10 percent filters the wheat from the chaff --
What the crowd funds : reinventing finance, ten bucks at a time --
Sec. III. Where we're going --
Tomorrow's crowd : the age of the digital native --
Conclusion : the rules of crowdsourcing.
An in-depth analysis of the rapidly growing phenomenon of crowdsourcing reflects on the dramatic economic, cultural, business, and political implications of applying the open-source idea to a variety of fields outside of software development and addresses the unique opportunities and problems of this expanding trend.
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- Organizational change.
- Industrial organization.
- Corporate culture.
- Employee selection.
- Business planning.
- Contracting out.
- Organizational Innovation.
- Community Networks.
- Cooperative Behavior.
- Group Processes.
- Organizational Culture.
- Consumer Participation.
- Personnel Selection.
- Contract Services.