Kevin G Crowston

Distinguished Professor of Information Science, Associate Dean for Research

  • 4939 Citations
  • 30 h-Index from Scopus
1987 …2019

Research Output 1987 2017

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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.

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Gravitation
Observatories
Interferometers
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Natural language processing
Intimacy
Core-periphery
Software
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.

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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.

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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

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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)

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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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Data envelopment analysis
2014
19 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.

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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

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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

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18 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

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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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Information systems
information system
Ecosystem
Ecosystems
Collective intelligence

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

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Technological innovation
Open source
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

impact
research
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

genre
Alternatives
alternative
scholarship
research
6 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Amazon
Threat
Information systems
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chemical analysis
Systems science
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

portal
knowledge management
deployment
individual
system
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Communication
Testing
142 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

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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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Planning
Research program
Animals
Gaming
Underdevelopment
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

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3 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Volunteers
Information and communication technology
Voluntary organizations
Volunteering
29 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

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Public participation
Volunteers
Survey data
Expertise
Scientific collaboration
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Communication
Electric network analysis
Open source software
Software engineering
History
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)

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Replication
Divergence
Sustainability
Software
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.

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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)

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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

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Symposium
Students
Peers
Methodology
Mentor
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)

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Software
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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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)

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Ecosystems
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.

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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)

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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.

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Open source software
Electronic mail
Time series
Content analysis
Prosocial behavior

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

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Communication

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

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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.

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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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference 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

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Software engineering
Open source software
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)

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Social network analysis
Open source
Centralization
Sampling
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)

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Structuration theory
Social identity

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)

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Competency
Manufacturing
Regional cooperation
Engineers