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Democratizing Innovation

Eric von Hippel

Democratizing Innovation,
Eric von Hippel



Democratizing Innovation

1 Introduction and Overview

2 Development of Products by Lead Users

3 Why Many Users Want Custom Products

4 Users' Innovate-or-Buy Decisions

5 Users' Low-Cost Innovation Niches

6 Why Users Often Freely Reveal Their Innovations

7 Innovation Communities

8 Adapting Policy to User Innovation

9 Democratizing Innovation

10 Application: Searching for Lead User Innovations

11 Application: Toolkits for User Innovation and Custom Design

12 Linking User Innovation to Other Phenomena and Fields









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