Accession Number:

ADA617224

Title:

Goldcorp Crowdsourcing: An Industry Best Practice for the Intelligence Community?

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A growing number of businesses use crowdsourcing that is, they outsource tasks to people outside the organization in a way that harnesses the capabilities and knowledge of external individuals on a mass scale to create innovative solutions. This article describes how Goldcorp, Incorporated, an international gold-mining company on the brink of collapse, used crowdsourcing via the Internet to turn its business around. The article then explores some challenges and successes behind crowdsourcing initiatives and offers crowdsourcing as an approach with applicability for the Intelligence Community IC.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE