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Communities of Practice and Vintage Innovation

A Strategic Reaction to Technological Change

Authors: Schiavone, Francesco

  • Focus on the notion of “vintage innovation” and its applications
  • Analysis of strategic reactions to technological change
  • Case studies of communities of users in which vintage innovation emerged ​
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This book focuses on the notion of “vintage innovation” and its application in various old technology-based communities of practice. Some communities of practice resist and react to technological change by adopting new technological products (“vintage products”) that extend the lifetime of their old, favored products and practices. There are a number of potential reasons for such strategic reactions, which are analyzed by the author. The book opens by reviewing the nature of technological change. Old technology-based communities of practice and their typical reactions to technological change are then discussed, and the concept of vintage innovation, introduced and explained. The book presents four case studies of communities of users in which vintage innovation emerged: analog photographers, radio amateurs, arcade videogame players, and disc jockeys.​

About the authors

Francesco Schiavone received the Ph.D. degree in network economics and knowledge management from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy, in 2006. Since 2007, he has been an Assistant Professor in management at University Parthenope, Naples, Italy. He is also a Visiting Professor in theory of the firm at the University de Castilla, La Mancha, Spain, and innovation management in ESG Management School, Paris, France. He was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 2004. Since 2010, he has been involved in research on strategic reactions to technological change by companies and communities of users. His current research interests include technological change, innovation, business strategies, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Schiavone has been serving as the Guest Editor of special issues and is a member of the Editorial Boards from various international journals. Since 2012, he has been a member of the scientific panel of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM).

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communities of Practice and Vintage Innovation
Book Subtitle
A Strategic Reaction to Technological Change
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Business
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01902-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01902-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01901-7
Series ISSN
2191-5482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 106
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations
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