Paper prepared for the 1
Berlin Symposium on Internet and Society,Oct. 25–27, 2011
Enabled Innovation: Instrumentsand Methods of Internet-basedCollaborative Innovation
email@example.com; Academy of Journalism and Media, University of Neuchâtel,Emile-Argand 11, CH-2009 NeuchâtelInstitute for Media and Communicatiions Management, University of St. GallenBlumenbeergplatz 9, CH-9000 St. Gallen
Crowdsourcing has become a widely applied practice in the contextof innovation and problem solving. The paper provides first an overvierw of thestste-of-the-art in crowdsourcing in terms of definitions used, applicationareas, players involved as well as processes and tools. Than potential future forms of crowdsourcing are discussed. Finally, based on the results of the firsttwo parts future research questions are extracted.