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Article: Open source platforms for citizen engagement: examining Ashoka’s design and implementation

TitleOpen source platforms for citizen engagement: examining Ashoka’s design and implementation
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/npf?rskey=RzVGm9&result=1&q=Nonprofit Policy Forum
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Nonprofit Policy Forum, 2011, v. 2 n. 2, article no. 5 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper investigates the use of open source, idea competition platforms to catalyze citizen participation. It specifically focuses on an initiative of Ashoka’s Changemakers, an innovative international nonprofit to develop this capacity to leverage modest philanthropic resources and inspire citizens to offer ideas about solutions to public problems. Drawing upon theory from collective action, we empirically examined how project design affects contribution to forty-seven projects held from 2004 to 2011. The analysis reveals the number of contributions is higher when the projects are highly visible, when specific skills are required, and when outcome measures are specified in participants’ proposals. This analysis gives support to existing theory about online engagement and considers implications for policy, practice and future research about use of and design of open source platforms in public affairs.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164546
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, HKen_US
dc.contributor.authorSandfort, Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:05:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:05:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationNonprofit Policy Forum, 2011, v. 2 n. 2, article no. 5en_US
dc.identifier.issn2194-6035en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/164546-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the use of open source, idea competition platforms to catalyze citizen participation. It specifically focuses on an initiative of Ashoka’s Changemakers, an innovative international nonprofit to develop this capacity to leverage modest philanthropic resources and inspire citizens to offer ideas about solutions to public problems. Drawing upon theory from collective action, we empirically examined how project design affects contribution to forty-seven projects held from 2004 to 2011. The analysis reveals the number of contributions is higher when the projects are highly visible, when specific skills are required, and when outcome measures are specified in participants’ proposals. This analysis gives support to existing theory about online engagement and considers implications for policy, practice and future research about use of and design of open source platforms in public affairs.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/npf?rskey=RzVGm9&result=1&q=Nonprofit Policy Forum-
dc.relation.ispartofNonprofit Policy Forumen_US
dc.rightsThe final publication is available at www.degruyter.com-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleOpen source platforms for citizen engagement: examining Ashoka’s design and implementationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=2154-3348&volume=2&spage=1&epage=20&date=2011&atitle=Open+Source+Platforms+for+Citizen+Engagement:+Examining+Ashoka’s+Design+and+Implementationen_US
dc.identifier.emailLiu, HK: hkliu9@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.2202/2154-3348.1022-
dc.identifier.hkuros208595en_US
dc.identifier.volume2en_US
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dc.publisher.placeGermany-

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