Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2017, 65, 1997-2005
Published online 2017-12-07

Factors Influencing Decisions about Crowdsourcing in the Public Sector: A Literature Review

Regina Lenart‑Gansiniec

Institute of Public Affairs, Jagiellonian University, Łojasiewicza 4, 30‑348 Kraków, Poland

The subject of the article is identification of the factors that influence making decisions about implementing crowdsourcing by public organisations in their activity, in particular municipal offices in Poland. These factors have been selected based on a literature review. A review of one of the initiatives realised by a municipal Office in Poland allows for formulating a conclusion that factors connected with the type of task and management may impact decisions on implementing crowdsourcing.


This project was financed from the funds provided by the National Science Centre, Poland awarded on the basis of decision number DEC‑2016/21/D/HS4/01791.


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