Selected Conferences

• “The Global Ecology of Crowdsourcing”.
Symposium at the Academy of Management Conference.
San Antonio, USA. August 15, 2011.

…  renowned leaders of change in the field of crowdsourcing explore the structure and dynamics of the “value chain” or “value network” in crowdsourcing implementations …

Organizers:
–   Villarroel, J. Andrei (CLSBE & MIT Sloan)
–   Gorbatai, Andreea (Harvard Business School)

Panelists (in order of appearance):
–   Villarroel, J. Andrei (CLSBE & MIT Sloan)
–   Howe, Jeff (Author of the term ‘Crowdsourcing’)
–   Spradlin, Dwayne (CEO InnoCentive)
–   Swart, Gary (CEO oDesk)
–   Janah, Leila (CEO Samasource)
–   Hilgers, Denis (U. Hamburg)
–   Gorbatai, Andreea (Harvard Business School)

• “Online Distributed Organization”.
Symposium at the Academy of Management Conference.
San Antonio, USA. August 16, 2011.

… renowned academic researchers use different disciplinary lenses to address “crowdsourcing” -science, innovation, work, design- as an alternate organizational form …

Organizers:
–   Villarroel J. Andrei (CLSBE & MIT Sloan)
–   Gorbatai Andreea (Harvard Business School)

Panelists (in order of appearance):
–   Villarroel, J.A. (CLSBE & MIT Sloan)
–   Malone T. (MIT Sloan)
–   Lakhani K. (Harvard Business School)
–   Dahlander L. (Stanford U.)
–   Gorbatai A. (Harvard Business School)
–   Tucci C.L. (EPFL)

• “Strategic Crowdsourcing: Orchestrating innovation through the cream of the crowd”.
Symposium at the Academy of Management Conference.
Chicago, USA. August 11, 2009.

… focus on the strategic uses and the effects on firms’ innovative behavior and the conditions to align the crowdsourcing activities with the strategic agenda of the firm…

Organizers:
–   Van den Ende Jan (Erasmus U.)
–   Villarroel J. Andrei (CLSBE & MIT Sloan)
–   Tucci Christopher (EPFL)

Panelists (in order of appearance):
–   Tucci, Christopher L. (EPFL)
–   Villarroel, J. Andrei (CLSBE & MIT Sloan)
–   Spradlin, Dwayne (CEO InnoCentive)
–   Borst, Irma (Logica & Erasmus U.)
–   Van Den Ende, Jan (Erasmus U.)
–   Afuah, Allan (U. Michigan)

• “Open Source Corporate Strategy (OSCS): Reaching outside the firm’s boundaries to tap upon global talent”.
Symposium at the Academy of Management Conference.
Philadelphia, USA. August 6, 2007.

… a new concept (aka ‘crowdsourcing’), explains how the (non-software) firm incorporates open source principles into its business model, in the context of a globally interconnected society …

Organizers:
–   Villarroel, J. Andrei (EPFL)
–   Tucci, Christopher L. (EPFL)

Panelists (in order of appearance):
–   Villarroel, J. Andrei (EPFL)
–   David, Paul A. (Stanford U. & Oxford U.)
–   Hsu, David H. (Wharton Business School)
–   Jeppesen, Lars Bo (Copenhagen Business School)
–   Lakhani, Kharim R. (Harvard Business School),
–   Tucci, Christopher L. (EPFL)