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Crowston, K. (2003). A Taxonomy of Organizational Dependencies and Coordination Mechanisms. In T. W. Malone, Crowston, K., & Herman, G. (Eds.), Organizing Business Knowledge: The MIT Process Handbook (pp. 85-108). MIT Press.
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Crowston, K. (1991). Modelling coordination in organizations. In M. Masuch & Massimo, G. (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence in Organization and Management Theory (pp. 215-234). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
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Crowston, K. (2003). The evolution of high-reliability coordination mechanisms for collision avoidance. The Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA), 5(3), 1-29.
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Crowston, K. (1994). Evolving novel organizational forms. In K. M. Carley & Prietula, M. J. (Eds.), Computational Organization Theory (pp. 19-38). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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Crowston, K., Wei, K., Li, Q., Eseryel, Y., & Howison, J.. (2005). Coordination of Free/Libre Open Source Software development. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Las Vegas, NV, USA, December.
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Scozzi, B., Garavelli, C., & Crowston, K.. (2005). Methods for modeling and supporting innovation processes in SMEs. European Journal of Innovation Management, 8(1), 120–137. doi:10.1108/14601060510578619
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Crowston, K., & Osborn, C.. (2003). A coordination theory approach to process description and redesign. In Organizing Business Knowledge: The MIT Process Handbook. MIT Press.
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Bolici, F., Howison, J., & Crowston, K.. (2009). Coordination without discussion? Socio-technical congruence and Stigmergy in Free and Open Source Software projects. In 2nd International Workshop on Socio-Technical Congruence, ICSE. presented at the 19 May, Vancouver, Canada. Retrieved from
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Bolici, F., Howison, J., & Crowston, K.. (2016). Stigmergic coordination in FLOSS development teams: Integrating explicit and implicit mechanisms. Cognitive Systems Research, 38, 14–22. presented at the 6/2016. doi:10.1016/j.cogsys.2015.12.003
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core and periphery
Crowston, K., & Shamshurin, I.. (2017). Core-periphery communication and the success of free/libre open source software projects. Journal of Internet Services and Applications, 8(10). doi:10.1186/s13174-017-0061-4
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Data Management
Crowston, K., & Qin, J.. (2010). A Capability Maturity Model for Scientific Data Management. American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) Annual Conference. presented at the 10/2010, Pittsburgh, PA.
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data science
Saltz, J., Heckman, R., Crowston, K., You, S., & Hegde, Y.. (2019). Helping data science students develop task modularity. Proceedings of the 52nd Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52). Retrieved from
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data validation
Wiggins, A., Newman, G., Stevenson, R. D., & Crowston, K.. (2011). Mechanisms for Data Quality and Validation in Citizen Science. In "Computing for Citizen Science" workshop at the IEEE eScience Conference. presented at the 12/2011, Stockholm, Sweden. Retrieved from
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Li, Q., Heckman, R., Allen, E. E., Crowston, K., Eseryel, Y., Howison, J., & Wiggins, A.. (2008). Asynchronous Decision-Making in Distributed Teams (Poster). Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. presented at the 8–12 November, San Diego, CA.
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Heckman, R., Crowston, K., Li, Q., Allen, E. E., Eseryel, Y., Howison, J., & Wei, K.. (2006). Emergent decision-making practices in technology-supported self-organizing distributed teams. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Milwaukee, WI, 10–13 Dec.
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