A Soured Economy Prompted a Boom in Crowdsourcing

A Soured Economy Prompted a Boom in Crowdsourcing

Weak Signal's progress: advanced

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 8 - Socio-economic Sciences and the Humanities

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
Blue Sky Research on emerging issues and other research economies

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 

Weak Signal's description 
The current global economic crisis has a pervasive impact on national economies and labour markets, resulting in increasing unemployment. Due to the fact that many unemployed workers do no longer have the chance to find a permanent position in their sector of expertise, crowdsourcing marketplaces such as InnoCentive, TopCoder, uTest, and CrowdSpring are booming.