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A review of crowdsourcing literature related to the manufacturing industry

A review of crowdsourcing literature related to the manufacturing industry

Evans, Richard D., Gao, James X., Mahdikhah, Sara, Messaadia, Mourad and Baudry, David (2016) A review of crowdsourcing literature related to the manufacturing industry. Journal of Advanced Management Science, 4 (3). pp. 224-231. ISSN 2168-0787 (doi:10.12720/joams.4.3.224-231)

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Abstract

In an increasingly competitive globalised manufacturing environment, the necessity to develop new products and introduce innovative enhancements to existing ranges has created a critical need for the increased utilisation and sharing of organisational and employee knowledge. The capture of this knowledge within industry is of paramount importance as organisations seek to survive and remain competitive. Crowdsourcing, as a collaborative idea generation and problem solving activity, allows employees to capture explicit knowledge from large groups of colleagues and teams, and offers the potential to extract previously unknown tacit knowledge in a less formal virtual environment. This paper provides a review of recently published literature relating to crowdsourcing in the manufacturing industry and offers suggestions for the future direction of crowdsourcing research in manufacturing and product development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crowdsourcing, manufacturing, peer production, product development
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Centre for Innovative & Smart Infrastructure
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Applied Engineering & Management
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 11:48
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14396

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