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

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2017

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

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

"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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
2011
1 Citations

Boundary-spanning documents in online communities

Ãÿsterlund, C. & Crowston, K. 2011 International Conference on Information Systems 2011, ICIS 2011. Vol. 4, p. 3311-3320 10 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Communication
Testing
146 Citations

From conservation to crowdsourcing: A typology of citizen science

Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. 2011 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 5718708

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Conservation
Education
18 Citations

Gaming for (citizen) science: Exploring motivation and data quality in the context of crowdsourced science through the design and evaluation of a social-computational system

Prestopnik, N. R. & Crowston, K. 2011 Proceedings - 7th IEEE International Conference on e-Science Workshops, eScienceW 2011. p. 28-33 6 p. 6130727

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Data quality
Gaming
Evaluation
Participation
Natural sciences
20 Citations

Goals and tasks: Two typologies of citizen science projects

Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. 2011 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. p. 3426-3435 10 p. 6149239

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

4 Citations

Lessons from volunteering and free/libre open source software development for the future of work

Crowston, K. 2011 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Vol. 356 AICT, p. 215-229 15 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 356 AICT)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Volunteering
Open source software development
Volunteers
Voluntary organizations
Information and communication technology
32 Citations

Mechanisms for data quality and validation in citizen science

Wiggins, A., Newman, G., Stevenson, R. D. & Crowston, K. 2011 Proceedings - 7th IEEE International Conference on e-Science Workshops, eScienceW 2011. p. 14-19 6 p. 6130725

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Public participation
Data quality
Scientific collaboration
Survey data
Participation
3 Citations

What characterize documents that bridge boundaries compared to documents that do not? An exploratory study of documentation in FLOSS teams

Østerlund, C. & Crowston, K. 2011 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 5718608

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Open source software
2010
7 Citations

Analyzing leadership dynamics in distributed group communication

Crowston, K., Wiggins, A. & Howison, J. 2010 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 5428426

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Electric network analysis
Communication
Open source software
Software engineering
11 Citations

Reclassifying success and tragedy in FLOSS projects

Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. 2010 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Vol. 319 AICT, p. 294-307 14 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 319 AICT)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Sustainability
Software
Replication
Divergence
7 Citations

Shifting boundaries: How should is researchers study non-organizational uses of ICT?

Crowston, K., Fitzgerald, B., Gloor, P., Schultze, U. & Yoo, Y. 2010 ICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Communication
Chaos theory

The FOSS 2010 community report

Scacchi, W., Crowston, K., Madey, G. & Squire, M. 2010 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Vol. 319 AICT, p. 432-433 2 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 319 AICT)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Wikisym doctoral symposium: Introduction and summary of contributions

Crowston, K. 2010 Proceedings of WikiSym 2010 - The 6th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. 1832818

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Symposium
Students
Interaction
Wikis
Added value
2009
4 Citations

Group maintenance behaviors of core and peripherial members of free/libre open source software teams

Scialdone, M. J., Li, N., Heckman, R. & Crowston, K. 2009 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Springer New York LLC, Vol. 299, p. 298-309 12 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 299)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Open source software
Software
Autonomy
Electronic mail
Tactics
16 Citations

Heartbeat: Measuring active user base and potential user interest in FLOSS projects

Wiggins, A., Howison, J. & Crowston, K. 2009 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Springer New York LLC, Vol. 299, p. 94-104 11 p. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 299)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Open source
Software

Open source ecosystems: Diverse communities interacting

Boldyreff, C., Crowston, K., Lundell, B. & Wasserman, A. I. 2009 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Springer New York LLC, Vol. 299, (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; vol. 299)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

2008
5 Citations

Décrire ce qui importe vraiment: Utiliser les épisodes pour étudier les phénomènes latents

Annabi, H., Crowston, K. & Heckman, R. 2008 ICIS 2008 Proceedings - Twenty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Information systems
5 Citations

eResearch workflows for studying free and open source software development

Howison, J., Wiggins, A. & Crowston, K. 2008 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. Vol. 275, p. 405-411 7 p. (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; vol. 275)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Open source software development
Open source software
Scientific workflow
Trade-offs
3 Citations

Group maintenance in technology-supported distributed teams

Scialdone, M. J., Li, N., Howison, J., Crowston, K. & Heckman, R. 2008 Academy of Management 2008 Annual Meeting: The Questions We Ask, AOM 2008.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Distributed teams
Open source software
Group cohesion
Content analysis
Self-organizing

Introduction to genres in communication and digital documents minitrack

Crowston, K., Eriksson, C. I. & Päivärinta, T. 2008 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 4438833

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Introduction to open movements: Open source software and open content minitrack

Crowston, K. & Annabi, H. 2008 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 4439008

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

1 Citations

La Publication en Open Access Et L'avenir de la Recherche sur les Systèmes D'information

Avital, M., Björk, B. C., Boland, R. J., Crowston, K. & Majchrzak, A. 2008 ICIS 2008 Proceedings - Twenty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Information systems
Internet

Les chemins de prise de décision dans les équipes à distance auto-organisées

Li, Q., Heckman, R., Crowston, K., Howison, J., Allen, E. & Yeliz Eseryel, U. 2008 ICIS 2008 Proceedings - Twenty Ninth International Conference on Information Systems.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Decision making
Open source software
19 Citations

Shared mental models among open source software developers

Scozzi, B., Crowston, K., Eseryel, U. Y. & Li, Q. 2008 Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 4439011

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Open source software
Software engineering
8 Citations

Social dynamics of FLOSS team communication across channels

Wiggins, A., Howison, J. & Crowston, K. 2008 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. Vol. 275, p. 131-142 12 p. (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; vol. 275)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Social dynamics
Social network analysis
Open source
Communication channels
Centralization
2007
10 Citations

A structurational perspective on leadership in virtual teams

Heckman, R., Crowston, K. & Misiolek, N. 2007 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. Vol. 236, p. 151-168 18 p. (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; vol. 236)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Virtual teams
Structuration theory
Boundary spanning
Social identity
Leadership theory

Competency rallying processes in virtual organizations

Katzy, B. & Crowston, K. 2007 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing. Vol. 236, p. 67-83 17 p. (IFIP International Federation for Information Processing; vol. 236)

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Competency
Virtual organization
Manufacturing
Regional cooperation
Engineers