Contributions to Management Science

Entrepreneurship in Innovation Communities

Insights from 3D Printing Startups and the Dilemma of Open Source Hardware

Authors: Ferdinand, Jan-Peter

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  • Presents an integrated view on innovation communities and entrepreneurship
  • Features the trending topic of open source hardware
  • Provides empirical insights on how founders respond to challenges of hardware startups
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Drawing on empirical insights from the field of desktop 3D printing, this book elaborates the concept of innovation communities as a pattern of open and distributed innovation. As these communities spur a fruitful exchange of explorative, open source knowledge, they represent a novel mode of “doing innovation”, which considerably differs from established practices in market and business realms. Hence, the people that participate in these collective endeavors often develop entrepreneurial ambitions and start to exploit community-based innovations commercially. The book presents deep insights on the institutional idiosyncrasies of innovation communities, the associated dilemma of entrepreneurship and the strategies of 3D-printing startups to face the corresponding challenges.

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Jan-Peter Ferdinand is a sociologist with focus on organizations and management science. His research addresses the nexus of emerging technologies and markets as well as novel modes of open and distributed innovation.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entrepreneurship in Innovation Communities
Book Subtitle
Insights from 3D Printing Startups and the Dilemma of Open Source Hardware
Authors
Series Title
Contributions to Management Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66842-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66842-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66841-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88325-0
Series ISSN
1431-1941
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 170
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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