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Main Title: The social dynamics of heterogeneous innovation ecosystems
Subtitle: Effects of openness on community–firm relations
Author(s): Ferdinand, Jan-Peter
Meyer, Uli
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: In this article, we develop a programmatic notion of innovation ecosystems, which emphasizes the analysis of different forms of distributed innovation without reducing the perspective to the role of a focal organization. It highlights relationships between communities and corporate firms as nexus for distributed innovation and elaborates how different facets of openness shape the dynamic of the ecosystem. Thus, our model allows for the analysis and comparison of a broad scope of constellations, their particular coordinating mechanisms as well as related advantages and disadvantages. We apply this framework to two specific cases of distributed innovation, the RepRap 3D printer and the ARA modular smartphone, in order to delineate how differences in the forms of openness affect the prevalent relationships between communities and firms as well as the constituting functions of their particular innovation ecosystem.
Issue Date: 2017
Date Available: 19-Dec-2018
DDC Class: 330 Wirtschaft
Subject(s): distributed innovation
innovation communities
innovation ecosystems
open innovation
organization studies
Journal Title: International Journal of Engineering Business Management
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publisher Place: Washington, DC
Volume: 9
Publisher DOI: 10.1177/1847979017721617
Page Start: 1
Page End: 16
EISSN: 1847-9790
ISSN: 1847-9790
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