Democratizing Innovation

Democratizing Innovation
Publisher MIT Press
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Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9780262250177
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The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and in public policy. Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users—both individuals and firms—often freely share their innovations with others, creating user-innovation communities and a rich intellectual commons. In Democratizing Innovation, Eric von Hippel looks closely at this emerging system of user-centered innovation. He explains why and when users find it profitable to develop new products and services for themselves, and why it often pays users to reveal their innovations freely for the use of all.The trend toward democratized innovation can be seen in software and information products—most notably in the free and open-source software movement—but also in physical products. Von Hippel's many examples of user innovation in action range from surgical equipment to surfboards to software security features. He shows that product and service development is concentrated among "lead users," who are ahead on marketplace trends and whose innovations are often commercially attractive. Von Hippel argues that manufacturers should redesign their innovation processes and that they should systematically seek out innovations developed by users. He points to businesses—the custom semiconductor industry is one example—that have learned to assist user-innovators by providing them with toolkits for developing new products. User innovation has a positive impact on social welfare, and von Hippel proposes that government policies, including R&D subsidies and tax credits, should be realigned to eliminate biases against it. The goal of a democratized user-centered innovation system, says von Hippel, is well worth striving for. An electronic version of this book is available under a Creative Commons license.

Democratizing Innovation
  • Author : Eric Von Hippel
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-17

The process of user-centered innovation: how it can benefit both users and manufacturers and how its emergence will bring changes in business models and in public policy. Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services.

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Democratizing Innovation
  • Author : Eric von Hippel
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2005

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. Eric von Hippel looks closely at this emerging system of user-centred innovation.

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Democratizing Innovation
  • Author : Eric von Hippel
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2005

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. Eric von Hippel looks closely at this emerging system of user-centred innovation.

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Free Innovation
  • Author : Eric von Hippel
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-18

A leading innovation scholar explains the growing phenomenon and impact of free innovation, in which innovations developed by consumers and given away "for free."

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Democratizing Innovation in the Department of Defense
  • Author : Todd Preston Myers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014

Democratized innovation is a paradigm characterized by users moving beyond the traditional construct that portrays them as passive recipients of firm-developed products. This field of research was launched by Professor Eric von Hippel in the 1970s with his landmark study on the scientific instrument industry that identified users as the

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  • Author : Ronaldo Mota,David Scott
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2014-01-24

Our principal concern in this book is to understand three important ideas: learning, technology and innovation, and to examine these ideas and the relationships between them in situ; that is, we examine a number of cases of learning technologies in action in two countries, England and Brazil. The purpose of

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  • Author : the late Hans Löfgren,Evelyne de Leeuw,Michael Leahy
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01

This book examines the important role of consumer activism in health policy in different national contexts. In an age of shifting boundaries between state and civil society, consumer groups are potentially drivers of democratisation in the health domain. The expert contributors explore how their activities bring new dynamics to relations

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  • Author : Michel. P. Pimbert
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-01

Contestations over knowledge – and who controls its production – are a key focus of social movements and other actors that promote food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity. This book critically examines the kinds of knowledge and ways of knowing needed for food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity. ‘Food sovereignty’ is understood

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  • Author : Group Expert
  • Publisher : Ipoc Press
  • Release Date : 2008

IPOC Italian Paths of Culture is proud to offer a new printing of this excellent study, unsurpassed in its depth and significance. The building of a "knowledge-based society" necessarily implicates analysis and criticism of the relationship between society and techno-scientific innovation. If we maintain that the function of such innovation

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Revolutionizing Innovation
  • Author : Dietmar Harhoff,Karim R. Lakhani
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-11

A comprehensive and multidisciplinary view of the emerging paradigm of user and open innovation, offering both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

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  • Author : Peter Stupples
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-23

Art has been as significant as text in the history of book design and production. This collection of papers examines the place of illustration and innovation, both conceptual and technical, in the relation of image to text in books of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, both in Europe and

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Democratizing Leadership
  • Author : Mike Klein
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01

Democratizing Leadership: Counter?hegemonic Democracy in Organizations, Institutions, and Communities promotes leadership in the democratization of culture to counter the current hegemony of domination and cultivate an alternative hegemony of collaboration. It is premised on a leadership framework for decision?making rooted in democratic voice and leading to collective action.

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  • Author : Hugo Pinto
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015

The capacity to adapt to external shocks, to resist negative impacts and to evolve to new socio-technical regimes has been increasingly studied in recent years by regional scientists in order to understand the dynamic conditions that create a resilient territory . Resilience is a notion imported from the study of ecological

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Economics of an Innovation System
  • Author : Tsutomu Harada
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-04

Existing literature looks at national innovation systems from the perspective of either "inside the black box" or "outside the black box". This is the first book that analyzes both the inside and outside of the black box using a general equilibrium framework. The book looks at what is outside the

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Constructing Reality
  • Author : John Marburger
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-28

Questions of the fundamental nature of matter continue to inspire and engage our imagination. However, the exciting new concepts of strings, supersymmetry and exotic matter build on ideas that are well known to physicists but mysterious and puzzling to people outside of these research fields. Covering key conceptual developments from

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