Eric von Hippel

T. Wilson (1953) Professor in Management
Professor of Management of Innovation and Engineering Systems

Biography | Selected Publications

Protecting the Right to Innovate: Our 'Innovation Wetlands.' Torrance, A. W. and E. A. von Hippel, (October 9, 2013)

Measuring User Innovation in Dutch High Tech SMEs: Frequency, Nature and Transfer to Producers (2009)

Modeling a Paradigm Shift: From Producer Innovation to User and Open Collaborative Innovation (2009)

Open Source Software and the “Private-Collective" Innovation Model: Issues for Organization Science (2009)

Profiting from voluntary information spillovers: How users benefit by freely revealing their innovations (2009)

The prevalence of user innovation and free innovation transfers: Implications for statistical indicators and innovation policy (2009)

Users as Service Innovators: The Case of Banking Services (2009)

Costless Creation of Strong Brands by User Communities: Implications for Producer-Owned Brands (2008)

“Pyramiding": Efficient identification of rare subjects (2008)

How user innovations become commercial products: a theoretical investigation and case study (2006)

Horizontal innovation networks - by and for users (2002)

The Sources of Innovation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1998.

The Sources of Innovation. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Novel Product Concepts from Lead Users; Segmenting Users by Experience (Report 84-109). Cambridge, Mass.: Marketing Science Institute, 1984.

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Research Center(s)

General Expertise
Change management; High technology companies; Innovation; Lead users; Management of technology; Managing change; Medical devices; Open source software; Patents; Research and development; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer