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The Spatial Clustering of Crowdsourcing. National or Urban Patterns?
Journal Title: SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE 
Author/s: Alberto Gherardini, Marco Betti 
Year:  2015 Issue: 107 Language: Italian 
Pages:  15 Pg. 106-120 FullText PDF:  134 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SUR2015-107008
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The paper analyzes the spatial concentration of crowdsourcing platforms in 11 European countries showing the inappropriateness of the varieties of capitalism approach and of the national innovation system concept. The phenomenon is more correctly understood by using the urban dimension as unit of analysis. The platforms are concentrated mainly in metropoli tan cities, rich in skilled human capital and characterized by an environment of trust in others.
Keywords: Clusters, Crowdsourcing, Varieties of Capitalism, National Innovation Systems, Urban Studies, Micro-finance

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Alberto Gherardini, Marco Betti, The Spatial Clustering of Crowdsourcing. National or Urban Patterns? in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 107/2015, pp. 106-120, DOI:10.3280/SUR2015-107008

   

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