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Eric Von Hippel is a Professor and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He specializes in research related to the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He also develops and teaches about practical methods that firms can use to improve their product and service development processes.


Nov 21, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

Intellectual Property Strategy

John Palfrey, Berkman Center Faculty Co-Director and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School + Special Guests

Entrepreneurs, corporate managers and nonprofit administrators should look at intellectual property as a key strategic asset. In his new book, “Intellectual Property Strategy” …

Sep 14, 2010 @ 12:30 PM

Modeling a Paradigm Shift: From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation

Eric von Hippel, Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and Berkman Center Faculty Associate

Both innovation by individual users and open collaborative innovation is increasingly competing with and may displace producer innovation in many parts of the economy. This…