Section 6: Innovation Policy, User Innovation Measurement Studies

SECTION CONTENTS User innovation and the transfer of user innovations to producer firms is currently not well measured by government surveys and traditional statistical indicators. Colleagues and I are working to change this. Recently, colleagues and I have conducted national and targeted surveys on these matters using new indicators designed for the purpose. Papers reporting … Continue reading Section 6: Innovation Policy, User Innovation Measurement Studies

2018-19 Papers

Gambardella, Alfonso and Eric von Hippel (2018) “Open sourcing as a profit-maximizing strategy for downstream firms”  Strategy Science, forthcoming ABSTRACT This paper characterizes and explores a corporate strategy in which downstream firms collaborate to develop open substitute designs for proprietary hardware they would otherwise purchase from upstream suppliers.  This strategy centrally involves the downstream firms … Continue reading 2018-19 Papers

Section 7: Methods

SECTION CONTENTS Research and also practical work in distributed innovation can require new methods for dividing up tasks, for experimenting in parallel, and for identifying rare individuals who might have something important to contribute. Here are a few papers offering this type of contribution. With respect to modularity – subject of my first-listed paper in … Continue reading Section 7: Methods

Downloadable Papers

This eBook contains both published and new papers that I have authored or coauthored. (ISBN 13:9780615145389). It is periodically updated. The most recent update was February, 2017 Ways to Search You can search by general topic via the section headings in the Table of Contents below. You can search for specific titles or coauthors using … Continue reading Downloadable Papers

Section 8: Models related to the sources of innovation

Gambardella, Alfonso and Eric von Hippel (2019) “Open sourcing as a profit-maximizing strategy for downstream firms”  Strategy Science, forthcoming ABSTRACT This paper characterizes and explores a corporate strategy in which downstream firms collaborate to develop open substitute designs for proprietary hardware they would otherwise purchase from upstream suppliers.  This strategy centrally involves the downstream firms … Continue reading Section 8: Models related to the sources of innovation