A crowdsourcing methodology for bill processing in the Korean National Assembly
As Internet and Web 2.0 become more common, the power of the public— customers and crowds— has been greatly enhanced. Along with this phenomenon, companies have attempted crowdsourcing for problem-solving and open innovation, in a new attempt to seek solutions from the crowd. Companies have been getting answers, through collective intelligence needed to solve problems beyond traditional market studies. However, the public sector does not use crowdsourcing much compared with the business sector. Further, for the Korean National Assembly, there are no studies of crowdsourcing to capture the power of collective intelligence. As a representative organization of the people, the Korean National Assembly ought to collect opinions of the people and translate the opinions to policy. However, the function of the National Assembly is still insufficient and inconvenient to convey the views of the people.^ The crowdsourcing methodology for the Korean bill process that was defined in this research, can be a practical and useful guideline to the National Assembly Members, who try to translate the people's voices into policy. Besides, the new methodology can help to directly express opinions of the people into the bill process, crowdsourcing will enable people to participate directly in the political process.^
Eric T. Matson, Purdue University.
Business Administration, General|Information Technology