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Title: Outsourcing labour to the cloud
Authors: Corney, Jonathan R.
Torres-Sanchez, Carmen
Jagadeesan, Ananda P.
Regli, William C.
Keywords: Crowdsourcing
Open innovation
Cloud computing
Crowd types
Geometric reasoning
Amazon’s MTurk
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Inderscience
Citation: CORNEY, J. ... et al., 2009. Outsourcing labour to the cloud. International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 4 (4), pp.294-313.
Abstract: Various forms of open sourcing to the online population are establishing themselves as cheap, effective methods of getting work done. These have revolutionised the traditional methods for innovation and havecontributed to the enrichment of the concept of 'open innovation'. To date, the literature concerning this emerging topic has been spread across a diverse number of media, disciplines and academic journals. This paper attempts forthe first time to survey the emerging phenomenon of open outsourcing of work to the internet using 'cloud computing'. The paper describes the volunteer origins and recent commercialisation of this business service. It then surveys the current platforms, applications and academic literature. Based on this, a generic classification for crowdsourcing tasks and a number of performance metrics are proposed. After discussing strengths and limitations, the paper concludes with an agenda for academic research in this new area.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2009.033083
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22640
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJISD.2009.033083
ISSN: 1740-8822
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