AMCIS 2022 : Sourcing Through the Crowd: Issues in Platform-enabled Work
Call For Papers
AMCIS 2022: Minneapolis, August 10-14, 2022
MINI-TRACK: "Sourcing Through the Crowd": Issues in Platform-enabled Work (SIG Sourcing)
Deadline: March 1st, 2022
Increasing digitization and digitalization has given rise to new sourcing models that leverage digital platforms to engage the “crowd.” Today anyone in the world with basic knowledge or resources has work opportunities afforded by digital platforms which link buyers and sponsors with a crowd or community.
IS researchers have responded to these developments by investigating new business models that rely on crowd involvement and are mediated by digital platforms – e.g., business models associated with gig economy (Wiener et al 2021). This focus on crowdsourcing and digital platforms (e.g., “online marketplaces” (Gefen and Carmel, 2008), “crowdwork platforms” and “microsourcing platforms” (Guo et al. 2021)) is closely related to the larger phenomenon of IS sourcing (Nevo and Kotlarsky, 2020).
This mini-track investigates the potential of crowdsourcing, the gig-economy, sharing-economy, and platform-economy for economic benefit and social inclusion.
Topics of research include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Better crowdsourcing methods and models
* Human and community factors
* Crowdsourcing markets and economic models
* Collaboration among and between individuals of the crowd
* Labor and work organization within virtual crowdsourcing communities
* Social and political impact case studies
* Impact sourcing through crowdsourcing (benefits for marginalized populations)
* Platform policies and practices for social benefit
* Standards for Decent Work (UN Sustainable Development Goal)
* Government policies and practices
* Multi-sourcing in a crowd-work and sharing-economy context
* Challenges and opportunities of crowd-work in middle and low-income countries
* Incorporating crowd-work into business processes
* Full papers must not exceed 10 pages (approx. 5,000 words)
* Emergent Research Forum (ERF) papers must not exceed 5 pages
(approx. 2,500 words)
All submissions must conform to the AMCIS 2022 submission template and
will be peer-reviewed using a double-blind system.
*March 1, 2022* PCS closes for full papers and ERFs
March 25, 2022 Paper reviews are due
April 15, 2022 Program Chair decisions are sent to authors
Submission Link: https://amcis2022.aisconferences.org/submissions/types-of-submissions/