Value-Risk Analysis of Crowdsourcing in Pakistan‘s Perspective

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Muhammad Saady 1,* Qurat ul Ain 2 Sidra Anwar 3 Sadia Anayat 4 Samia Rafique 4

1. Virtual University, Pakistan

2. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

3. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johns, Canada

4. Govt. College Women University, Sialkot, Pakistan

* Corresponding author.


Received: 25 Dec. 2020 / Revised: 12 Jan. 2021 / Accepted: 26 Jan. 2021 / Published: 8 Apr. 2021

Index Terms

Crowdsourcing, Risk Management, Value Generation, Technological Advancements, Digital Product Designs


The benefits of crowdsourcing are enabled by open environments where multiple external stakeholders contribute to a firm's outcomes. In recent years, crowdsourcing has emerged as a distributed model of problem-solving and market development. Here, model assignments are assigned to networked individuals to complete so that the manufacturing expense of a business can be minimized considerably. The main objective of this research is to develop a methodology which will capture the value generation process in the presence of uncertainties (Risk factors) in crowdsourcing context. This study is designed to make an important contribution to the field of practice and knowledge. Value-Risk Analysis of crowd souring is one of the under studies Worldwide, especially in Pakistan. Provided the need, we have discussed the crowdsourcing as business process and presented an understanding of the risks associated with crowdsourcing use and possible strategies that can be used to maximize the value and minimize the identified risks.
For the better understanding of crowdsourcing practices in Pakistan, three case studies were conducted based on three well reputed organizations of Pakistan and results gathered to help understand its practices, some of the risks associated with it and how they manage those risks.

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Muhammad Saady, Qurat-ul-Ain, Sidra Anwar, Sadia Anayat, Samia Rafique, "Value-Risk Analysis of Crowdsourcing in Pakistan’s Perspective", International Journal of Information Engineering and Electronic Business(IJIEEB), Vol.13, No.2, pp. 22-46, 2021. DOI:10.5815/ijieeb.2021.02.03


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