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The Decentralized and Networked Future of Value Creation

3D Printing and its Implications for Society, Industry, and Sustainable Development

Editors: Ferdinand, Jan-Peter, Petschow, Ulrich, Dickel, Sascha (Eds.)

  • Describes fundamental shifts in techno-economic paradigms, with a focus on manufacturing
  • Outlines the potentials of digitalization and decentralized technologies for new business models
  • Develops a framework for new modes and sites of participative value creation like open innovation, FabLabs, hackerspaces, open source hardware etc.
  • Pursues an interdisciplinary approach that yields multifaceted findings with relevance for researchers and practitioners alike
  • Highlights emergent sustainability issues concerning new decentralized technologies and outlines governance options 
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About this book

This book identifies, analyzes and discusses the current trends of digitalized, decentralized, and networked physical value creation by focusing on the particular example of 3D printing. In addition to evaluating 3D printing’s disruptive potentials against a broader economic background, it also addresses the technology’s potential impacts on sustainability and emerging modes of bottom-up and community-based innovation.  Emphasizing these topics from economic, technical, social and environmental perspectives, the book offers a multifaceted overview that scrutinizes the scenario of a fundamental transition: from a centralized to a far more decentralized system of value creation.  

About the authors

Jan-Peter Ferdinand is a sociologist who currently works at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research and Technische Universität Berlin. His research addresses the nexus of emerging technologies and novel modes of distributed innovation, like e.g. the idiosyncrasies of community-based innovation or entrepreneurial dynamics in open source contexts.

Ulrich Petschow is an economist and is head of the environmental economics and policy unit at the Institute of Ecological and Economic Research in Berlin. His research topics include the governance of new technologies, environmental policy and paths towards sustainable development, with a special focus on new collaborative models of consumption and production. He has participated in the publication of numerous books both as author and editor.

Sascha Dickel is a sociologist and political scientist. As a senior researcher at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (TU Munich, Germany) he investigates techno-social transformations of communication, production, and culture. His current research areas are posthumanism, citizen science, making and engineering. For his PhD thesis on technological utopianism Sascha Dickel received the Philosophical Book Award 2014. Since 2015 he is a member of the working group on additive manufacturing and 3D printing of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Edited Volume

    Ferdinand, Jan-Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • The Multiple Applications of 3D Printing: Between Maker Movements and the Future of Manufacturing

    Dickel, Sascha (et al.)

    Pages 9-26

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  • Bottom-up Economics. Foundations of a Theory of Distributed and Open Value Creation

    Redlich, Tobias (et al.)

    Pages 27-57

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  • Can Open Source Hardware Disrupt Manufacturing Industries? The Role of Platforms and Trust in the Rise of 3D Printing

    Spaeth, Sebastian (et al.)

    Pages 59-73

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  • A Critical View of 3D Printing Regarding Industrial Mass Customization Versus Individual Desktop Fabrication

    Bertling, Jürgen (et al.)

    Pages 75-105

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Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31686-4
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31684-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Decentralized and Networked Future of Value Creation
Book Subtitle
3D Printing and its Implications for Society, Industry, and Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Jan-Peter Ferdinand
  • Ulrich Petschow
  • Sascha Dickel
Series Title
Progress in IS
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31686-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31686-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31684-0
Series ISSN
2196-8705
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 255
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations
Topics