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Eric von Hippel Models a Paradigm Shift From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation

How does innovation work? Innovation by individual users and open collaborative innovation are both competing with (and may displace) producer innovation in many parts of the economy.

Eric von Hippel—T Wilson Professor of Innovation Management, and Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT—presents the basic story and discusses some of the important implications for public policy, and interesting research opportunities of this major paradigm shift.


13 Sep 2010

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