Getting Clear About the Role of Communities in Open Innovation
Industry & Innovation, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 223-231, April 2008
10 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2011
Date Written: February 12, 2008
Research on open source software, user innovation and open innovation have increasingly emphasized the role of communities in creating, shaping and disseminating innovations. However, the comparability of such studies has been hampered by the lack of a precise definition of the community construct. In this paper we review prior definitions (implicit and explicit) of the community construct, and other suggestions for future research.
Keywords: Innovation communities, open source, open innovation, user innovation
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