Found 3 article(s) for author 'Crowdsourcing'

Crowdsourcing Memories: Mixed Methods Research by Cultural Insiders-Epistemological Outsiders

Crowdsourcing Memories: Mixed Methods Research by Cultural Insiders-Epistemological Outsiders. Tarun Khanna, Karim Lakhani, 2019, Paper, “This paper examines the role that the two lead authors’ personal connections played in the research  methodology and data collection for the Partition Stories Project – a mixed methods approach to revisiting the much-studied historical trauma of the Partition of British India in 1947. The Project collected survivors’ oral histories, a data type that is a mainstay of qualitative research, and subjected their narrative data to statistical analysis to detect aggregated trends. In this paper, the authors discuss the process of straddling the dichotomies of insider/outsider and qualitative/quantitative, address the “myth of informed objectivity”, and the need for hybrid research structures with the intent to innovate in humanities projects such as this. In presenting key learnings from the project, this paper highlights the tensions that the authors faced between positivist and interpretivist methods of inquiry, between “insider” and “outsider” categories of positionality, and in the quantification of qualitative oral history data. The paper concludes with an illustrative example from one of the lead authors’ past research experiences to suggest that the tensions of this project are general in occurrence and global in applicability, beyond the specifics of the Partition case study explored here.Link

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Establishing a Center of Excellence to Scale and Sustain Open Innovation

Establishing a Center of Excellence to Scale and Sustain Open Innovation. Karim Lakhani, February 7, 2019, Paper, “Organizations face many issues in scaling and sustaining successful pilot programs in open innovation. This paper describes a set of recommendations to accelerate these practices in order to develop a Center of Excellence (CoE) that can increase adoption. The experience of the Human Health and Performance Directorate (HH&P) at the NASA Johnson Space Center spanned more than seven years from initially learning about open innovation to the successful establishment of a CoE; this paper provides recommendations on how to decrease this timeline to three to four years. Organizations must anticipate success with initial pilot programs and conduct many future activities in parallel to achieve the recommended timeline. Simultaneously, organizations must develop strategies to overcome the internal resistance and cultural barriers to finding novel ideas and solutions to fully realize the potential of open innovation.Link

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Prodigy Network: Democratizing Real Estate Design and Financing

Prodigy Network: Democratizing Real Estate Design and Financing. Karim R. Lakhani, March 2014, Case. “This case follows Rodrigo Nino, founder and CEO of commercial real estate development company Prodigy Network, as he develops an equity-based crowdfunding model for small investors to access commercial real estate in Colombia, then tries out the model in the U.S. U.S. regulations, starting with the Securities Act of 1933, effectively barred sponsors from soliciting small investors for large commercial real estate. However…” May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 11, 2014

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