The Work of Mapping and the Mapping of Work: Prosumption, Psychological Ownership, and User Citizenship in Crowdsourced Maps

Aron Darmody, Suffolk University, Boston MA, USA
Mujde Yuksel, Suffolk University, Boston MA, USA
Meera Venkatraman, Suffolk University, Boston MA, USA
Through an in-depth qualitative analysis of a crowdsourced nautical mapping technology we unravel dynamics among prosumer work, psychological ownership, and user citizenship in crowdsourcing. Identifying four user personae, we provide insights into the consumer-producer divide, or lack thereof, in a privatized digital commons.
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Aron Darmody, Mujde Yuksel, and Meera Venkatraman (2015) ,"The Work of Mapping and the Mapping of Work: Prosumption, Psychological Ownership, and User Citizenship in Crowdsourced Maps", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 783-783.