IRS Patrick Pollok
Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10 am, TIM Social Area
How is solver attention allocated in crowdsourcing contests?
The study contributes to our understanding of “problem revealing” in innovation as it explains how seekers’ choices of information disclosure in crowdsourcing contests affect knowledge providers’ decision to allocate time and effort to solve a particular R&D problem.
Patrick joined the TIM Research Group in October 2011, where he manages the group’s activities in several research and consulting projects. His research focuses on the organizational implications of open innovation and distributed problem solving. He investigates the mechanisms that underlie the development of open innovation specific capabilities and the challenges firms face when they adopt open innovation practices. Patrick is especially interested in the challenges involved in solving R&D problems by leveraging the knowledge of innovation communities.