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Internal Crowdsourcing in Companies

Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications

  • Discusses the theory behind and practice of internal crowdsourcing

  • Examines the opportunities for employee training through crowdsourcing

  • Recommends implementation measures for employees and employers

Part of the book series: Contributions to Management Science (MANAGEMENT SC.)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction to Internal Crowdsourcing: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Applications

    • Hannah Ulbrich, Marco Wedel, Hans-Liudger Dienel
    Pages 1-14Open Access
  3. An Introduction to Internal Crowdsourcing

    • Jakob Pohlisch
    Pages 15-26Open Access
  4. Design of a Process and Role Model for Internal Crowdsourcing

    • Hannah Ulbrich, Marco Wedel
    Pages 79-101Open Access
  5. The Living Group Works Council Agreement as Social Innovation: Internal Crowdsourcing in the GASAG Group

    • Andreas Otte, Welf Schröter, Ingo Breite, Frank Gerth, Sylvia Laur, Volker Ost et al.
    Pages 153-167Open Access
  6. Power to the Network: The Concept of Social Business and Its Relevance for IC

    • Christian Zinke-Wehlmann, Julia Friedrich, Vanita Römer
    Pages 201-220Open Access

About this book

This open access book examines the implications of internal crowdsourcing (IC) in companies. Presenting an employee-oriented, cross-sector reference model for good IC practice, it discusses the core theoretical foundations, and offers guidelines for process-management and blueprints for the implementation of IC. Furthermore, it examines solutions for employee training and competence development based on crowdsourcing. As such, the book will appeal to scholars of management science, work studies, organizational and participation research and to readers interested in inclusive approaches for cooperative change management and the IT implications for IC platforms.


Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Vocational Education and Work Studies Department Work, Technology and Participation, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Hannah Ulbrich, Marco Wedel, Hans-Liudger Dienel

About the editors

Hannah Ulbrich holds a Degree in Sociology (Dipl. Soz. - Bielefeld/Berlin) and is a Senior Researcher at the Department of Vocational Education/Technology and Participation at the Technical University of Berlin. There, she is the project leader of the BMBF- and ESF-funded research project "ICU - Internal Crowdsourcing in Companies". Her research focus is on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, New Work and Agility, and Digital Transformation and Leadership.

Marco Wedel is a Political Scientist (Dipl.rer.pol., Dr. phil.) and Senior Researcher at the Department of Vocational Education/Technology and Participation at the Technical University of Berlin. His current research activities focus on the topics ‘Future of Work’, Entrepreneurship, and Digitalization. He has worked in the Energy Sector (BASF) and is co-editor of the science journal 'Innovation - The European Journal of Social Science Research'.

Hans-Liudger Dienel is professor for Vocational Education/Technology and Participation at the Technical University of Berlin. He is Dean of the School of Education, Head of a Masters' Programme in Science Management and of an MBA in Sustainable Mobility Management. Prof. Dienel is Managing Director of the nexus Institut für Kooperationsmanagement GmbH, which designs participation processes in politics and business. 




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