MIS Quarterly Executive


A growing segment of the gig economy is what we IT term IT crowdsourcing (ITCS), where clients post IT development projects (typically of about two weeks duration) on an ITCS platform for digital crowdworkers to bid on. We describe how these platforms work and the profiles of some typical digital crowdworkers. We also provide guidelines for IT leaders who want to benefit from this “hidden” source of skilled digital workers.