Eric A. von Hippel

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

T. Wilson Professor of Innovation Management

E62-455

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States

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Scholarly Papers (58)

1.

Free Innovation

E von Hippel, 2017. Free Innovation. Cambridge MA: MIT Press
Number of pages: 236 Posted: 11 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2017
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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innovation, user innovation

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Democratizing Innovation

DEMOCRATIZING INNOVATION, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, April 2005
Number of pages: 220 Posted: 03 May 2005
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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User Innovation, Lead User, Open Source Software, Open Innovation

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

Organization Science 22(6):1399-1417., Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 10-038
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 09 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2020
Carliss Y. Baldwin and Eric A. von Hippel
Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 7,066 (1,952)
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user innovation, modularity, open innovation, collaborative innovation

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Sources of Innovation

E von Hippel, 1988. Sources of Innovation. New York NY: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 221 Posted: 05 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2022
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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innovation, innovators, user innovation

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Comparing Business and Household Sector Innovation in Consumer Products: Findings from a Representative Study in the UK

Management Science, Vol. 58, No. 9, September 2012, pp. 1669–1681
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2022
Eric A. von Hippel, Jeroen P.J. de Jong and Steven Flowers
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Utrecht University - School of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Household Innovation, Consumer Innovation, User Innovation

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Users as Service Innovators: The Case of Banking Services

Research Policy
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Pedro Oliveira and Eric A. von Hippel
Copenhagen Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Service innovation; service development; user innovation

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Norms-Based Intellectual Property Systems: The Case of French Chefs

Emmanuelle Fauchart, Eric von Hippel, (2008) Norms-Based Intellectual Property Systems: The Case of French Chefs. Organization Science 19(2):187-201.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2020
Emmanuelle Fauchart and Eric A. von Hippel
Conservatoire des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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intellectual property systems, copyrights, patents, social norms, recipes

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The User Innovation Paradigm: Impacts on Markets and Welfare

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2021
Alfonso Gambardella, Christina Raasch and Eric A. von Hippel
Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology, Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,782 (18,734)
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innovation, user innovation

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Shifting Innovation to Users Via Toolkits

Eric von Hippel, Ralph Katz, (2002) Shifting Innovation to Users via Toolkits. Management Science 48(7):821-833.
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 27 Apr 2002 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2021
Eric A. von Hippel and Ralph Katz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Northeastern University - Entrepreneurship and Innovation
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User Innovation, Toolkits, Mass Customization, Product Development

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How Open Source Software Works: 'Free' User-to-User Assistance?

Research Policy, Vol. 32, No. 6, 2003
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Nov 2001 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Eric A. von Hippel and Karim R. Lakhani
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
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open source software; User support; User innovation; Intrinsic motivation; Virtual community

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User Community vs. Producer Innovation Development Efficiency: A First Empirical Study

Research Policy, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2014
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 25 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Christoph Hienerth, Eric A. von Hippel and Morten Berg Jensen
Copenhagen Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences
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user innovation

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How User Innovations Become Commercial Products: A Theoretical Investigation and Case Study

Research Policy, Vol. 35, No. 9, 2006, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4572-06, HBS Finance Working Paper No. 876967, Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 06-13
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Christoph Hienerth, Eric A. von Hippel and Carliss Y. Baldwin
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,163 (35,313)
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User innovation; Communities; Dominant design; Industry evolution; Real options

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Horizontal Innovation Networks - by and for Users

Industrial and Corporate Change, Volume 16, Issue 2, April 2007, Pages 293–315
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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horizontal innovation networks, user innovation, information revealing

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Identifying Viable ‘Need-Solution Pairs’: Problem Solving Without Problem Formulation

Organization Science, Vol. 27, No. 1, January–February 2016, pp. 207–22, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5071-13
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 17 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Eric A. von Hippel and Georg von Krogh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and ETH Zurich
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organizational economics, economics and organization, managerial and organizational cognition, organizationand management theory, decision making and theory of the firm, knowledge production, innovation, information transfer costs

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Innovation Effort as 'Productive Consumption:' The Power of Participation Benefits to Amplify Innovation

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 29 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2013
Christina Raasch and Eric A. von Hippel
Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Crowdsourcing, User innovation, Motives to innovate, Innovation amplification

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Open Source Software and the 'Private-Collective' Innovation Model: Issues for Organization Science

Eric von Hippel, Georg von Krogh, (2003) Open Source Software and the “Private-Collective” Innovation Model: Issues for Organization Science. Organization Science 14(2):209-223.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 May 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2020
Eric A. von Hippel and Georg von Krogh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and ETH Zurich
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Open source software, innovation, incentives, users, user innovation, collective action

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Costless Creation of Strong Brands by User Communities: Implications for Producer-Owned Brands

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4718-08
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 01 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
Johann Füller and Eric A. von Hippel
University of Innsbruck - School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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community, brand-premium, consumer-generated brands

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Finding Commercially Attractive User Innovations: A Test of Lead User Theory

Journal of Product Innovation and Management, Volume 23, Issue 4, July 2006, Pages 301-315, MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4536-05
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 May 2005 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Nikolaus Franke, Eric A. von Hippel and Martin Schreier
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Vienna University of Economics and Business
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Lead User Theory

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The Prevalence of User Innovation and Free Innovation Transfers: Implications for Statistical Indicators and Innovation Policy

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4722-09
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 04 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2009
Fred Gault and Eric A. von Hippel
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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user innovation, process technologies

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Impacts of Hedonic and Utilitarian User Motives on the Innovativeness of User-Developed Solutions

Journal of Product Innovation Management, Volume 32, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages 389-403
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 May 2013 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Ruth Maria Stock, Pedro Oliveira and Eric A. von Hippel
Technical University of Darmstadt, Copenhagen Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 716 (69,061)
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user innovation; consumer innovator motives; self-determination theory; goal-setting theory; non-linear relationships; novelty and utility of the solution

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Finding Commercially Attractive User Innovations: A Performance Evaluation of the 'Lead User Construct'

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Jan 2003
Nikolaus Franke and Eric A. von Hippel
Vienna University of Economics and Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Lead Users, Innovation, Open Source Software

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User-innovators and “local” information: The case of mountain biking

Research Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Aug 2002 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Christian Lüthje, Cornelius Herstatt and Eric A. von Hippel
Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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User Innovation, Local Information, Mountain Biking

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The Right to Innovate

Michigan State Law Review, No. 793, 2015
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 12 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2015
Andrew W. Torrance and Eric A. von Hippel
University of Kansas School of Law and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 667 (75,793)
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innovation wetlands, right to innovate, innovation rights and innovation, user innovation, open innovation, invention, intellectual property, regulation, patent, copyright, privacy, commerce, freedom, liberty, infringement, agency

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Impacts of Personality Traits on Consumer Innovation Success

Research Policy, Vol. 45, No. 4, 2016
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Ruth Maria Stock, Eric A. von Hippel and Nils Gillert
Technical University of Darmstadt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Technical University of Darmstadt
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user innovators, user innovation, innovation

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User Generated Brands and their Contribution to the Diffusion of User Innovations

Research Policy, Vol. 42, No. 6-7, 2013, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4877-11
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Johann Füller, Roland Schroll and Eric A. von Hippel
University of Innsbruck - School of Management, University of Innsbruck - School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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user-generated brands, community, brand value

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Welfare Implications of User Innovation

The Journal of Technology Transfer, Volume 30, pages 73–87 (2004), MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4327-03
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Joachim Henkel and Eric A. von Hippel
TUM School of Management - Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 550 (95,278)
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User Innovation, Product Diversity, Social Welfare, Inefficiencies

Welfare Implications of User Innovation

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Nov 2003
Joachim Henkel and Eric A. von Hippel
TUM School of Management - Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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User innovation, product diversity, social welfare, inefficiencies

Welfare Implications of User Innovation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 09 Nov 2009
Eric A. von Hippel and Joachim Henkel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and TUM School of Management - Technical University of Munich (TUM)

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Social welfare, Spillover effects, User needs, Innovation process, Product development, Information asymmetry, Customers, Business conditions, Manufacturing industries

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Social Welfare Gains from Innovation Commons: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Sep 2021
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technolog (RMIT University), University of Kansas School of Law, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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innovation commons, economics of data, intellectual property, innovation policy

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Next-Generation Consumer Innovation Search: Identifying Early-Stage Need-Solution Pairs on the Web

Research Policy, 2020
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2021
Eric A. von Hippel and Sandro Kaulartz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Ipsos
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problem-solving; need-solution pairs; user innovation; consumer innovation; household sector innovation

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Horizontal Innovation Networks - By and For Users

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4366-02
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 May 2009 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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horizontal innovation networks, user innovation, information revealing

Horizontal Innovation Networks by and for Users

Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 293-315, 2007
Posted: 22 Jun 2008
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Need-Solution Pair Recognition Driven by Object Oriented Solution-Finding

Research Policy, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 21 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 16 Apr 2021
Technical University of Darmstadt, University of Chicago, Technical University of Darmstadt, Technical University of Darmstadt and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 472 (116,068)
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Need-Solution pairs; Insight; Object understanding; Affordances; Solution finding; Problem-solving; Innovation; Creativity; Knowledge production; Information transfer costs; Managerial and organizational cognition; Organization and management theory; Information transfer costs

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Profiting from Voluntary Information Spillovers: How Users Benefit by Freely Revealing Their Innovations

Research Policy, Vol. 32, No. 10, 2003, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4749-09
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Dietmar Harhoff, Joachim Henkel and Eric A. von Hippel
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, TUM School of Management - Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 461 (119,398)
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innovation, spillovers, diffusion, lead users

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Market Failure in the Diffusion of Consumer-Developed Innovations: Patterns in Finland

Research Policy, Vol. 44, No. 10, 2015
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Utrecht University - School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, UNU-MERIT, University of Vaasa / SC-Research and Kühne Logistics University (KLU)
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User innovation, commercial diffusion, peer-to-peer diffusion, general value, market failure

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'Pyramiding': Efficient Identification of Rare Subjects

Research Policy, Vol. 38, No. 9, 2009, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4720-08
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 18 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Eric A. von Hippel, Nikolaus Franke and Reinhard Prügl
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Vienna University of Economics and Business and University of Innsbruck
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pyramiding

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Innovation by Patients with Rare Diseases and Chronic Needs

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2015
Pedro Oliveira, Leid Zejnilovic, Helena Canhão and Eric A. von Hippel
Copenhagen Business School, Nova School of Business and Economics, University of Lisbon, School of Medicine and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 400 (140,873)
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patient innovation, rare diseases, diffusion

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Transfers of user process innovations to process equipment producers: A study of Dutch high-tech firms

Research Policy, Vol. 38, No. 7, 2009, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4724-09
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Jeroen P.J. de Jong and Eric A. von Hippel
EIM Netherlands - Business and Policy Research and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 399 (141,269)
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User innovation, SME innovation, innovation transfer, innovation diffusion, innovation measurement, open source

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The Major Role of Clinicians in the Discovery of Off-Label Drug Therapies

Pharmacotherapy. Vol 26, No. 3, pp 323-332., MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4552-05
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 11 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2022
Harold J. DeMonaco, Ayfer Ali and Eric A. von Hippel
Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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off label drug use, prescription drugs, new molecular entities, lead users

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Satisfying Heterogeneous User Needs Via Innovation Toolkits: The Case of Apache Security Software

Research Policy, Vol. 32, No. 7, 2003, MIT Sloan School Working Paper No. 4341-02
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 31 May 2002 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Nikolaus Franke and Eric A. von Hippel
Vienna University of Economics and Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 358 (159,391)
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Open Source, Apache Security Software, Innovation, Innovation Toolkits

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‘Systems of Use’: Understanding and Empowering a Key User-Innovator Advantage

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2021
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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innovation, user innovation

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Free Medical Innovation by Patients – No Producers Required

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Sep 2018
Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital, Copenhagen Business School, University of Kansas School of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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innovation, user innovation, patient innovation, medical innovation

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‘Systems of Use’ Innovation: Products plus Behaviors

MIT Sloan Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 Apr 2024
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategy and Innovation
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User innovation, consumer innovation, behavioral innovation

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Household Innovation: Its Nature, Measurement, Applications, and Outlook

Gault, F., Arundel, A., Kraemer-Mbula, E. (2022), Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement, Second Edition, Edward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Mar 2022 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Jeroen P.J. de Jong and Eric A. von Hippel
Utrecht University - School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Household innovation; diffusion failure; user innovation; free innovation; producer innovation; innovation everywhere

Open Sourcing as a Profit-Maximizing Strategy for Downstream Firms

Strategy Science, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 2019, pp. 41–5
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2022
Alfonso Gambardella and Eric A. von Hippel
Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 207 (276,275)
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competitive advantage, competitive strategy, open innovation, technology strategy, corporate strategy, user innovation paradigm, user–producer interactions. social welfare, complementarities, division of innovative labor, externalities, economics of user innovation

Open Source Hardware as a Profit-Maximizing Strategy of Downstream Firms

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12901
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 May 2018
Alfonso Gambardella and Eric A. von Hippel
Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Competitive Advantage, Competitive Strategy, Corporate Strategy, Open Innovation, Technology Strategy

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When Patients Become Innovators

MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring 2019
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Apr 2019
Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital, Copenhagen Business School, University of Kansas School of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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innovation, open innovation, patient innovation

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Household Sector Innovation in China: Impacts of Income and Development

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Jul 2018
Chen Jin, Yu-Shan Su, Jeroen P.J. de Jong and Eric A. von Hippel
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, National Tsing Hua University - Institute of Systems Neuroscience, Utrecht University - School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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household sector innovation, user innovation, free innovation, innovation statistics

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A Meeting of Innovation Minds

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 112, 2018
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Feb 2018
Andrew W. Torrance and Eric A. von Hippel
University of Kansas School of Law and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Invention, Innovation, Technology, Technological Innovation, User Innovation, Free Innovation, Collaborative Innovation, Open Innovation, Household Innovation, Intellectual Property, Patent

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Democratization of Human Clinical Research: How Peer Production is Changing the Research Paradigm

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 07 Jul 2017
Harold J. DeMonaco, David Rosenman and Eric A. von Hippel
Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 85 (553,439)
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innovation, user innovation

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Making the Invisible Visible: Informal Innovation in South Africa

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 08 Aug 2023 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2024
Utrecht University - School of Economics, Utrecht University, University of Groningen, University of Johannesburg - College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Informal Innovation, Household Innovation, User Innovation

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Lead User Analyses for the Development of New Industrial Products

Glen L. Urban, Eric von Hippel, (1988) Lead User Analyses for the Development of New Industrial Products. Management Science 34(5):569-582.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 23 Jul 2020
Glen L. Urban and Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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lead users, product development, cluster analysis

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'Sticky Information' and the Locus of Problem Solving: Implications for Innovation

Eric von Hippel, (1994) “Sticky Information” and the Locus of Problem Solving: Implications for Innovation. Management Science 40(4):429-439.
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Jul 2020
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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sticky information, information transfer costs, innovation, user innovation, technological change, problem solving, location of problem solving, iteration

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Determinants of User Innovation and Innovation Sharing in a Local Market

Pamela D. Morrison, John H. Roberts, Eric von Hippel, (2000) Determinants of User Innovation and Innovation Sharing in a Local Market. Management Science 46(12):1513-1527.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 23 Jul 2020
Pamela D. Morrison, John Roberts and Eric A. von Hippel
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Australian Graduate School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Lead Users, Idea Generation, New Product Development

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Household Innovation and R&D: Bigger Than You Think

Review of Income and Wealth, Series 67, Number 3, September 2021
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Jul 2022
Daniel E. Sichel and Eric A. von Hippel
Wellesley College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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household innovation, innovation, intangible capital, research and development

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The Situated Nature of Adaptive Learning in Organizations

Marcie J. Tyre, Eric von Hippel, (1997) The Situated Nature of Adaptive Learning in Organizations. Organization Science 8(1):71-83.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Jul 2020
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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situated learning, learning by doing, adaptive learning, technical problem solving

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Household Sector Innovation in China: Impacts of Income and Motivation

Research Policy, Vol. 49, No. 103931, 2020
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Mar 2020
Chen Jin, Yu-Shan Su, Jeroen P.J. de Jong and Eric A. von Hippel
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, National Tsing Hua University - Institute of Systems Neuroscience, Utrecht University - School of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Innovation, Free Innovation, User Innovation, Household Sector Innovation

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Profiting from Data Commons: Theory, Evidence, and Strategy Implications

Jason Potts, Andrew Torrance, Dietmar Harhoff, Eric von Hippel (2023) Profiting from Data Commons: Theory, Evidence, and Strategy Implications. Strategy Science, Articles in Advance 15 Sep 2023 . https://doi.org/10.1287/stsc.2021.0080, MIT Sloan Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 Mar 2024
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technolog (RMIT University), University of Kansas School of Law, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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diffusion of innovation, ecosystems, market failures, open innovation, patents, intellectual property, technology strategy

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Economics of Product Development by Users: The Impact of 'Sticky' Local Information

Eric von Hippel (1998) Economics of Product Development by Users: The Impact of “Sticky” Local Information. Management Science 44(5):629-644.
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 23 Jul 2020
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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User Innovation, Sticky Information, Local Information, Heterogeneous Markets, Mass Customization, Specialization in Problem Solving, Task Partitioning

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Household Innovation, R&D, and New Measures of Intangible Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w25599
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 04 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2023
Daniel E. Sichel and Eric A. von Hippel
Wellesley College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Sources of Innovation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 04 Nov 2009
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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Information exchange, Know-how, Economic rents, Innovation management, User needs, Suppliers, Licensing strategies, Industrial research, R&D, Innovation policies, Information behavior, Innovation process, Manufacturing firms

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Profiting from Voluntary Information Spillovers: How Users Benefit by Freely Revealing Their Innovations

Research Policy, Vol. 32, pp. 1752-1769, 2003
Posted: 13 Feb 2007
Dietmar Harhoff, Joachim Henkel and Eric A. von Hippel
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, TUM School of Management - Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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innovation, spillovers, diffusion, lead user

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Market Failure in the Diffusion of Clinician-Developed Innovations: The Case of Off-Label Drug Discoveries

Science and Public Policy, Volume 44, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 121–131
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 08 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2023
Eric A. von Hippel, Harold J. DeMonaco and Jeroen P.J. de Jong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Harvard University - Massachusetts General Hospital and Utrecht University - School of Economics
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user innovation, diffusion, clinician innovation, market failure