Strategically reward solvers in crowdsourcing contests: the role of seeker feedback

Published on Sep 17, 2021in Behaviour & Information Technology3.086
· DOI :10.1080/0144929X.2021.1973105
Meng-Meng Wang (NUIST: Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology)
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In the context of crowdsourcing contest through which seekers attempt to obtain creative solutions by tapping into the wisdom of crowds with a competition-based reward system, this study investigat...
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