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 (42)

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

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 10-038, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4764-09
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
Carliss Y. Baldwin and Eric A. von Hippel
Harvard Business School, Finance Unit and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Comparing Business and Household Sector Innovation in Consumer Products: Findings from a Representative Study in the UK

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2012
Eric A. von Hippel, Jeroen P.J. de Jong and Steven Flowers
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Utrecht University - 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

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4748-09
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2015
Pedro Oliveira and Eric A. von Hippel
Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,836 (5,647)
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Service innovation; service development; 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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Norms-Based Intellectual Property Systems: The Case of French Chefs

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4576-06
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
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, intellectual property rights, norms-based

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Shifting Innovation to Users Via Toolkits

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4232-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Apr 2002
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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Toolkits, User Innovation, Product Development

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The User Innovation Paradigm: Impacts on Markets and Welfare

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2015
Alfonso Gambardella, Christina Raasch and Eric A. von Hippel
Bocconi University - Department of Management and Technology, Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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innovation, user innovation

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

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4117-00
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Nov 2001
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 Projects as Horizontal Innovation Networks - by and for Users

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4366-02
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 25 Sep 2002
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Innovation Networks, User Innovation, Open Source Software

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

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4926-11
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
Christoph Hienerth, Eric A. von Hippel and Morten Berg Jensen
Copenhagen Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Aarhus - School of Business and Social Sciences
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user innovation

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User Toolkits for Innovation: A Practical Guide

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4205-01
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Nov 2001
Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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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
Downloads 755 (24,323)
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community, brand-premium, consumer-generated brands

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

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4739-09
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 May 2009 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
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, collective action

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

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4572-06, HBS Finance Working Paper No. 876967, Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 06-13
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Jan 2006
Christoph Hienerth, Eric A. von Hippel and Carliss Y. Baldwin
Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Business School, Finance Unit
Downloads 736 (20,005)
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user innovations, user-manufacturers

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

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4536-05
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 May 2005 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
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
Downloads 664 (30,977)
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Lead User Theory

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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
Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management 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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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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Finding Commercially Attractive User Innovations: A Performance Evaluation of the 'Lead User Construct'

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4402-03
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
Downloads 538 (39,958)
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Lead Users, Innovation, Open Source Software

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The Dominant Role of "Local" Information in the User Innovation the Case of Mountain Biking

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4377-02
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Aug 2002
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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Welfare Implications of User Innovation

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4327-03
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 25 Jul 2003
Joachim Henkel and Eric A. von Hippel
TUM School of Management - Technische Universität München (TUM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 454 (52,347)
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User Innovation, Product Diversity, Social Welfare, Inefficiencies

Welfare Implications of User Innovation

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4063
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Nov 2003
Joachim Henkel and Eric A. von Hippel
TUM School of Management - Technische Universität München (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 - Technische Universität München (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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Identifying Viable ‘Need-Solution Pairs’: Problem Solving Without Problem Formulation

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5071-13
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 17 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 02 May 2015
Eric A. von Hippel and Georg von Krogh
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and ETH Zurich
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problem formulation, problem solving, need-solution pairs

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
Downloads 390 (63,004)
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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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User Generated Brands and their Contribution to the Diffusion of User Innovations

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4877-11
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
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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Market Failure in the Diffusion of Clinician-Developed Innovations: The Case of Off-Label Drug Discoveries

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2016
Eric A. von Hippel, Harold J. DeMonaco and Jeroen P.J. de Jong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts General Hospital and Utrecht University - Utrecht University School of Economics
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user innovation, diffusion, clinician innovation, market failure

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

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4749-09
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
Dietmar Harhoff, Joachim Henkel and Eric A. von Hippel
Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, TUM School of Management - Technische Universität München (TUM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 287 (75,706)
Citation 73

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innovation, spillovers, diffusion, lead users

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

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 May 2013 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
Ruth Maria Stock, Pedro Oliveira and Eric A. von Hippel
Darmstadt University of Technology, Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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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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Measuring User Innovation in Dutch High Tech SMEs: Frequency, Nature and Transfer to Producers

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4724-09
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
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
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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

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4552-05
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 11 Aug 2005 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
Harold J. DeMonaco, Ayfer Ali and Eric A. von Hippel
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 280 (80,819)
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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

MIT Sloan School Working Paper No. 4341-02
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 May 2002
Nikolaus Franke and Eric A. von Hippel
Vienna University of Economics and Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 280 (86,978)
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Open Source, Apache Security Software, Innovation, Innovation Toolkits

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'Pyramiding': Efficient Identification of Rare Subjects

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4720-08
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 24 Dec 2014
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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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
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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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Market Failure in the Diffusion of Consumer-Developed Innovations: Patterns in Finland

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2015
Utrecht University - Utrecht University School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, UNU-MERIT, University of Vaasa / SC-Research and Technische Universität München, TUM School of Management
Downloads 171 (87,654)
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User innovation, commercial diffusion, peer-to-peer diffusion, general value, market failure

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Impacts of Personality Traits on Consumer Innovation Success

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2015
Ruth Maria Stock, Eric A. von Hippel and Nils Lennart Gillert
Darmstadt University of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Darmstadt University of Technology
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user innovators, user innovation, innovation

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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
Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Carnegie Mellon University - Department of Engineering and Public Policy, University of Lisbon, School of Medicine and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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patient innovation, rare diseases, diffusion

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Free Revealing and the Private-Collective Model for Innovation Incentives

R&D Management, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 295-306, June 2006
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 May 2006
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 Inputs' as a Profit-Maximizing Strategy by Customers

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Oct 2017
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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innovation, user innovation

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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
Massachusetts General Hospital, Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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innovation, user innovation

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Problem Solving Without Problem Formulation: Discovering Need-Solution Pairs in a Laboratory Setting

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2017
Darmstadt University of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Darmstadt University of Technology and Darmstadt University of Technology
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Need-Solution Pairs; Problem solving; Innovation; Creativity; Knowledge production; Information transfer costs; Managerial and organizational cognition; Organization and management theory; Information transfer costs

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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: 04 Feb 2017
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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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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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 - Technische Universität München (TUM) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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innovation, spillovers, diffusion, lead user