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Entrepreneurship in innovation communities : insights from 3D printing startups and the dilemma of open source hardware

Author: Jan-Peter Ferdinand
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] ©2018
Series: Contributions to management science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)995043003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan-Peter Ferdinand
ISBN: 9783319668420 3319668420
OCLC Number: 1005203157
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Believe Me, Dont́ Believe the Hype; 1.1 Scope of Perspectives; 1.1.1 Conceptual Perspective; 1.1.2 Theoretical Perspective; 1.1.3 Practical Perspective; 1.2 Setting the Scene: Open Source Hardware, 3D Printing, and Entrepreneurship; 1.3 Agenda of the Book; Chapter 2: Linking Commons, Communities, and Innovation; 2.1 The Actually Not-So-Tragic Tragedy of the Commons; 2.2 The Promise of Commons-Based Peer Production; 2.2.1 The Ideological Foundation of Free Software 2.2.2 The Practical Transformation of Open Source Software2.3 Idiosyncrasies of Innovation Communities; 2.3.1 Communities as Organizational Contexts for Innovation; 2.3.2 ``Doing Innovation ́́in Community Contexts; 2.3.3 Exploration and Exploitation in Innovation Communities; Chapter 3: Theorizing Innovation Communities; 3.1 Institutional Foundations; 3.1.1 Capturing the Conflicts Between Logics; 3.1.1.1 Material Practices and Rationality; 3.1.1.2 Symbolic Construction of Legitimacy; 3.1.2 Institutional Logics and Innovation; 3.2 Innovation Communities and Fields; 3.2.1 Theories of Fields 3.2.2 Coherence and Conflict3.2.3 Communities as Meso-Level Order; 3.2.4 CBI in Ambiguous Fields: Insights from OSS; 3.3 Agency and Entrepreneurship; 3.3.1 Institutional and Economic Takes on Entrepreneurship; 3.3.2 CBI and Entrepreneurship; Chapter 4: Analytical Framework and Methodology; 4.1 Applying the Field Perspective; 4.2 Re-framing the Dilemma of Entrepreneurship; 4.3 Methodological Foundation and Sources of Empirical Data; 4.3.1 Descriptive Representation of the 3D Printing Field; 4.3.2 Tracing Shared Understandings on Legitimacy 4.3.3 Elaborating Collective Rationalities and the Actors ́Scope of AgencyChapter 5: Innovation Communities and the Dilemma of Entrepreneurship in the 3D Printing Field; 5.1 Emergence and Change of the 3D Printing Field; 5.1.1 Inception; 5.1.2 Proliferation; 5.1.3 Diversification; 5.2 Institutional Friction: Community Gain Versus Community Drain; 5.2.1 Connotative Conflicts and Divergent Understandings on Entrepreneurship; 5.2.1.1 Open Source Principles Versus Viable Business Models; 5.2.1.2 Ideology of the RepRap Approach Versus Vulnerability of the RepRap Approach 5.2.2 Denotative Contrasts in Appropriate Entrepreneurial Practices5.2.2.1 Business Model: Peer-to-Peer Distribution to Serve Community Needs Versus Scalable Business to Serve Market Needs; 5.2.2.2 Relevant Peer Group: Community Versus Customer; 5.2.2.3 Design Principles: Hackability Versus Usability; 5.2.2.4 IP: OS Licenses Versus Patents; 5.2.2.5 Mixed Feelings About Cloning; 5.3 Facing the Tensions: Insights from Second Generation 3D Printing Startups; 5.3.1 Community Backgrounds and Entrepreneurial Transitions; 5.3.2 Starting the Venture, Approaching the Tensions
Series Title: Contributions to management science.
Responsibility: Jan-Peter Ferdinand.

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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.  Read more...

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