5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference – Dec 13-14, 2018 @SF

The 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference is taking place in San Francisco on Dec. 13-14, 2018.  Save the date and mark your calendar.  This unique event combines the latest in Open Innovation research with the open innovation practices of some of the world’s leading companies.  And it's a fun group too! This year’s conference theme, “Digital Transformation for Sustainability”, connects … Continue reading 5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference – Dec 13-14, 2018 @SF

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Understanding emerging business models in MOOCs

Using a panel dataset of 35 MOOC platforms composed of roughly 6,000 MOOCs and 1,000 educational partners during 2012-2016, the following work studies business model innovation dynamics in the MOOCs evolution space. Rothe, Täuscher and Basole (ECIS 2018), Competition between platform ecosystems: a longitudinal study of MOOC platforms Platforms with an initial ecosystem advantage (such … Continue reading Understanding emerging business models in MOOCs

Participants ≠ Population in on-demand services, and an example from architecture

In a recent co-authored paper, we conceptually and technically characterize the simple idea that the participants in every on-demand crowdsourcing setting have a choice to participate and they only compete with the rest agents who also choose to participate (as opposed to the whole population). Since participation is a decision of the players themselves who … Continue reading Participants ≠ Population in on-demand services, and an example from architecture

Sweepstakes, promotion campaigns and ideation contests

Contests are competitions in which participants perform some actions to compete in exchange for some rank-based benefits. Similar to sports or scientific competitions that take place in the physical world, organizations host online, crowdsourcing contests as a form of eliciting inputs from a large and diverse customer or user base. I emphasize the role of … Continue reading Sweepstakes, promotion campaigns and ideation contests