Understanding the Context of Open Evaluation

Part of the Markt- und Unternehmensentwicklung / Markets and Organisations book series (MAU)


A Socio-technical system such as open evaluation must be investigated in its environmental context. As Cummings (1977) states: “Beyond matching the social and technical dimensions of work, socio-technical systems must also relate effectively to their task environment – those external elements that are relevant to the setting and achievement of system goals.” For the present study, the task environment of open evaluation relates to IT-based innovation contests.


Great Good Task Environment Extensive Brand Innovation Contest Contest Type 


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für WirtschaftsinformatikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergNürnbergGermany

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