Kevin G Crowston

Distinguished Professor of Information Science, Associate Dean for Research

  • 5259 Citations
  • 32 h-Index from Scopus
1987 …2022

Research Output 1987 2018

2018

Stages of motivation for contributing user-generated content: A theory and empirical test

Crowston, K. & Fagnot, I. Jan 1 2018 In : International Journal of Human Computer Studies. 109, p. 1339-1351 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

motivation research
test theory
social movement
editor
participation
2017

A pragmatic approach to managing enterprise IT infrastructures in the era of consumerization and individualization of IT

Jarrahi, M. H., Crowston, K., Bondar, K. & Katzy, B. Dec 1 2017 In : International Journal of Information Management. 37, 6, p. 566-575 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

individualization
pragmatics
information technology
infrastructure
Information technology
Communication
Open source software
Computer peripheral equipment
Innovation
Processing

Gamers, citizen scientists, and data: Exploring participant contributions in two games with a purpose

Prestopnik, N., Crowston, K. & Wang, J. Mar 1 2017 In : Computers in Human Behavior. 68, p. 254-268 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Data Accuracy
Fantasy
Crowdsourcing
Learning
Research

Gravity spy: Humans, machines and the future of citizen science

Crowston, K. Feb 25 2017 CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 163-166 4 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Observatories
Interferometers
Gravitation
Lasers
1 Citations

Gravity Spy: Integrating advanced LIGO detector characterization, machine learning, and citizen science

Zevin, M., Coughlin, S., Bahaadini, S., Besler, E., Rohani, N., Allen, S., Cabero, M., Crowston, K., Katsaggelos, A. K., Larson, S. L., Lee, T. K., Lintott, C., Littenberg, T. B., Lundgren, A., Osterlund, C., Smith, J. R., Trouille, L. & Kalogera, V. Feb 28 2017 In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 34, 6, 064003

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

LIGO (observatory)
machine learning
gravitation
detectors
gravitational waves

Recruiting messages matter: Message strategies to attract citizen scientists

Lee, T. K., Crowston, K., Østerlund, C. & Miller, G. Feb 25 2017 CSCW 2017 - Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 227-230 4 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Social sciences
Gravitation
2016

Core-periphery communication and the success of free/libre open source software projects

Crowston, K. & Shamshurin, I. 2016 Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities - 12th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2016, Proceedings. Springer New York LLC, Vol. 472, p. 45-56 12 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 472)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Project success
Open source software
Communication
Core-periphery
Incubator
2 Citations

Encouraging work in citizen science: Experiments in goal setting and anchoring

Jackson, C., Crowston, K., Mugar, G. & Østerlund, C. Feb 27 2016 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 26-February-2016, p. 297-300 4 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Experiments
Anchors

General chairs’ foreword

Hammouda, I. & Crowston, K. 2016 In : IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. 472, p. V-VI

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

"Guess what! You're the first to see this event": Increasing contribution to online production communities

Jackson, C., Crowston, K., Mugar, G. & Østerlund, C. Nov 13 2016 GROUP 2016 - Conference Program. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 13-16-November-2016, p. 171-179 9 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Experiments

Inter-team coordination in large-scale agile development: A test of organizational discontinuity theory

Crowston, K., Chudoba, K., Watson-Manheim, M. B. & Rahmati, P. May 24 2016 Proceedings of the XP 2016 Scientific Workshops. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 24-May-2016, 2962697

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Software engineering
Communication

Introduction to the digital and social media track

Karine, N. & Kevin, C. Mar 7 2016 In : Unknown Journal. 2016-March, p. 1808 1 p., 7427408

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

Lightning talk: "I solemnly pledge" A manifesto for personal responsibility in the engineering of academic software

Allen, A. , Aragon, C. , Becker, C. , Carver, J. C. , Chis, A. , Combemale, B. , Croucher, M. , Crowston, K. , Garijo, D. , Gehani, A. , Goble, C. , Haines, R. , Hirschfeld, R. , Howison, J. , Huff, K. , Jay, C. , Katz, D. S. , Kirchner, C. , Kuksenok, K. , Lämmel, R. & 5 others Nierstrasz, O., Turk, M., Van Nieuwpoort, R. V., Vaughn, M. & Vinju, J. 2016 In : Unknown Journal. 1686

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Lightning
Feedback
1 Citations

Roles and politeness behavior in community-based free/libre open source software development

Wei, K., Crowston, K., Eseryel, U. Y. & Heckman, R. Jan 7 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Information and Management.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Community-based
Open source software development
Software engineering
Open source software
Core-periphery
2 Citations

Stigmergic coordination in FLOSS development teams: Integrating explicit and implicit mechanisms

Bolici, F., Howison, J. & Crowston, K. Jun 1 2016 In : Cognitive Systems Research. 38, p. 14-22 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Software engineering
Open source software
Software
Feedback

The future of open source research: A panel discussion

Crowston, K., Feller, J., Mols, C. E. & Tony Wasserman, A. I. 2016 Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities - 12th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2016, Proceedings. Springer New York LLC, Vol. 472, p. 201-203 3 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 472)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

2 Citations

Which way did they go Newcomer movement through the zooniverse

Jackson, C. B., Østerlund, C., Maidel, V., Crowston, K. & Mugar, G. Feb 27 2016 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 27, p. 624-635 12 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

2015
1 Citations

Assessing is research impact

Niederman, F., Crowston, K., Koch, H., Krcmar, H., Powell, P. & Burton Swanson, E. 2015 In : Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 36, p. 127-138 12 p., 7

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Industry
Information systems
3 Citations

Being present in online communities: Learning in citizen science

Mugar, G., Jackson, C. B., Østerlund, C. & Crowston, K. Jun 27 2015 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 27-30-June-2015, p. 129-138 10 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Feedback
Planets

Collective problem solving: Features and affordances of creative online communities

Nickerson, J. V., Malone, T. W., Olson, G. M. & Crowston, K. Feb 28 2015 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 2015-January, p. 135-138 4 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Online systems

Introduction to the digital and social media track

Crowston, K. & Nahon, K. Mar 26 2015 In : Unknown Journal. 2015-March, p. 1541 1 p., 7069996

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

5 Citations

Motivations for sustained participation in crowdsourcing: Case studies of citizen science on the role of talk

Jackson, C. B., Østerlund, C., Mugar, G., De Vries Hassman, K. & Crowston, K. Mar 26 2015 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 2015-March, p. 1624-1634 11 p. 7070006

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Knowledge acquisition
4 Citations

Perceived discontinuities and continuities in transdisciplinary scientific working groups

Crowston, K., Specht, A., Hoover, C., Chudoba, K. M. & Watson-Manheim, M. B. Nov 15 2015 In : Science of the Total Environment. 534, p. 159-172 14 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

discontinuity
Earth (planet)
project
recommendation
Lenses
3 Citations

Social Networks and the Success of Market Intermediaries: Evidence From the U.S. Residential Real Estate Industry

Crowston, K., Sawyer, S. & Wigand, R. Oct 20 2015 In : Information Society. 31, 5, p. 361-378 18 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Residential real estate
Industry
Social networks
Intermediaries
real estate
16 Citations

Surveying the citizen science landscape

Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. 2015 In : First Monday. 20, 1

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

citizen
science
Surveying
Internet
internet community
2 Citations

The rise and fall of an online project. Is bureaucracy killing efficiency in open knowledge production?

Jullien, N., Crowston, K. & Ortega, F. Aug 19 2015 Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OPENSYM 2015. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, a13

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Data envelopment analysis
2014
36 Citations

Collaboration through open superposition: A theory of the open source way

Howison, J. & Crowston, K. Mar 1 2014 In : MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems. 38, 1, p. 29-50 22 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open source
Open source software
Profitability
Costs
Participant observation
3 Citations
Residential real estate
Industry
Theorizing
Digital evidence
Computerization
5 Citations

Editorial: The role of information systems in enabling open innovation

Whelan, E., Conboy, K., Crowston, K., Morgan, L. & Rossi, M. 2014 In : Journal of the Association of Information Systems. 15, 11, p. xx-xxx

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Introduction to digital and social media track

Crowston, K. & Nahon, K. 2014 In : Unknown Journal. p. 1384 1 p., 6758775

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

20 Citations

Planet hunters and seafloor explorers: Legitimate peripheral participation through practice proxies in online citizen science

Mugar, G., Østerlund, C., Hassman, K. D., Crowston, K. & Jackson, C. B. 2014 Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW. Association for Computing Machinery, p. 109-119 11 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Planets
Merging
10 Citations

Understanding group maintenance behavior in Free/Libre Open-Source Software projects: The case of Fire and Gaim

Wei, K., Crowston, K., Li, N. L. & Heckman, R. 2014 In : Information and Management. 51, 3, p. 297-309 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open source software
Tactics
Fires
Community-based
Work practices
2013
2 Citations

Boundary-spanning documents in online FLOSS communities: Does one size fit all?

Østerlund, C. & Crowston, K. 2013 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. p. 1600-1609 10 p. 6480033

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Communication
Open source software
1 Citations

Is Wikipedia inefficient? Modelling effort and participation in Wikipedia

Crowston, K., Jullien, N. & Ortega, F. 2013 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. p. 3197-3206 10 p. 6480229

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Minitrack introduction: Open movements

Crowston, K., Bein, W. & Jeffery, C. 2013 In : Unknown Journal. p. 3147 1 p., 6480223

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Minitrack Introduction: The Socio-Materiality of Information - Documents and Work

Crowston, K. & Østerlund, C. 2013 In : Unknown Journal. p. 1589 1 p., 6480031

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

19 Citations

Motivation and data quality in a citizen science game: A design science evaluation

Crowston, K. & Prestopnik, N. R. 2013 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. p. 450-459 10 p. 6479888

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Open IS: The is discipline as an open community ecosystem

Germonprez, M., Crowston, K., Avital, M. & Feller, J. 2013 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design. Vol. 3, p. 2824-2827 4 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Open Systems
Ecosystem
Information Systems
Community
Information systems

Open Source ERP adoption: A technological innovation perspective: (research-in-progress)

Jullien, N., Deltour, F. & Crowston, K. 2013 18th Symposium of the Association Information and Management 2013, AIM 2013. Association Information and Management

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Open source
Technological innovation
Factors
Innovation
Open source software
2 Citations

The impact of is research: Is it enough? How do we expand? How do we document?

Niederman, F., Swanson, B., Crowston, K., Krcmar, H. & Powell, P. 2013 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013): Reshaping Society Through Information Systems Design. Vol. 5, p. 3987-3991 5 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

2012
2 Citations

Alternative genres of IS research: Looking for great leaps forward

Avital, M., Mathiassen, L., Crowston, K., El Sawy, O. A. & Gregor, S. 2012 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. Vol. 2, p. 1305-1310 6 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Alternatives
genre
Innovation
Semantics
Empirical Research
7 Citations

Amazon mechanical turk: A research tool for organizations and information systems scholars

Crowston, K. 2012 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Vol. 389 AICT, p. 210-221 12 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 389 AICT)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Information systems
Amazon
Threat
Information systems research
Functioning
14 Citations

Citizen science system assemblages: Understanding the technologies that support crowdsourced science

Prestopnik, N. R. & Crowston, K. 2012 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. p. 168-176 9 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Systems science
Chemical analysis
172 Citations

Free/Libre Open-Source Software development: What we know and what we do not know

Crowston, K., Wei, K., Howison, J. & Wiggins, A. Feb 2012 In : ACM Computing Surveys. 44, 2, 7

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Source Software
Software Development
Review
Software engineering
Open source software
5 Citations

Knowledge portals: Components, functionalities, and deployment challenges

Loebbecke, C. & Crowston, K. 2012 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2012. Vol. 2, p. 1137-1154 18 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Knowledge portal
Functionality
functionality
Knowledge
Knowledge management systems
43 Citations

Perceived discontinuities and constructed continuities in virtual work

Watson-Manheim, M. B., Chudoba, K. M. & Crowston, K. Jan 2012 In : Information Systems Journal. 22, 1, p. 29-52 24 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

16 Citations

Purposeful gaming & socio-computational systems: A citizen science design case

Prestopnik, N. & Crowston, K. 2012 GROUP'12 - Proceedings of the ACM 2012 International Conference on Support Group Work. p. 75-84 10 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Computer supported cooperative work