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    DescriptionThis seminal book has become essential reading for students taking courses in technology management and innovation, and for managers who are responsible for strategic planning. The author shows how the initiative to innovate can come not only form a manufacturer, but also from suppliers, and customers. The author calls these "lead users", and the term has come into the business lexicon. A video course based on the book was produced by the MIT TV department and has been distributed to many business schools. The Sources of Innovation has become essential to an understanding of how and where technological innovation takes place. For the first time, the book shows how the assumption that technological innovation is generated by manufacturers is inaccurate. Innovation takes place where it creates the most value, and that can be in a variety of locations, from suppliers to end users. Understanding this fact can facilitate the innovation process, leading to faster and better processes and products.

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    The Sources of Innovation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Von Hippel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195094220
    ISBN 10: 0195094220

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    BIC subject category V2: KN
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: TEC057000
    LC classification: T
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27870
    Libri: I-TE
    BIC subject category V2: PDG
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: G45180000
    DC21: 338.064
    BIC subject category V2: KJMV6
    BISAC V2.8: BUS020000
    Abridged Dewey: 608
    DC22: 338.06
    Thema V1.0: KN, PDG, KJMV6
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    line figures, tables
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    27 April 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1: The functional source of innovation; general patterns; economic explanation; shifting and predicting the sources of innovation; innovation as a distributed process. Chapter 2: Users as innovators. Chapter 3: Variations in the functional source of innovation. Chapter 4: Why does the functional source of innovation vary? How do innovators benefit from innovations? Do benefit expectations differ? Chapter 5: The hypothesis in testable form; methods; five empirical studies; discussion. Chapter 6: Shifting the functional source of innovation. Chapter 7: Root of the problem: market research constrained by user experience; Lead users as a solution; testing the method; discussion. Chapter 8: Innovation cooperation between competing firms; applications for innovation management.