Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management

Embedded Lead Users inside the Firm

How Innovative User Employees contribute to the Corporate Product Innovation Process

Authors: Schweisfurth, Tim

  • Publication in the field of social sciences ​

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About this book

The central phenomenon of this book are embedded lead users (ELUs): employees of firms who experience emerging needs and profit from solutions to these needs (i.e. who exhibit lead user characteristics) in relation to one or more of their employing firm’s products or services. In three subsequent studies I explore, how embedded lead users contribute to corporate innovation. I show which factors foster the lead userness of employees and what characterizes embedded lead users’ behaviors. This holds various implications for firms, e.g. with respect to the integration of user knowledge for innovation.​

About the authors

Tim Schweisfurth completed his doctoral thesis at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). He is now working at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management as a postdoctoral researcher.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Focus and scope

    Schweisfurth, Tim

    Pages 1-10

  • Conceptual foundations of the embedded lead user phenomenon

    Schweisfurth, Tim

    Pages 11-34

  • When passion meets profession – How embedded lead users contribute to firm innovation

    Schweisfurth, Tim

    Pages 35-68

  • A framework for studying embedded lead users

    Schweisfurth, Tim

    Pages 69-73

  • Embedded lead users and market-directed dispositions

    Schweisfurth, Tim

    Pages 75-111

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-00066-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-00065-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Embedded Lead Users inside the Firm
Book Subtitle
How Innovative User Employees contribute to the Corporate Product Innovation Process
Authors
Series Title
Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-00066-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-00066-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-00065-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
Topics