Free Innovation (MIT Press) by Eric von Hippel
English | Nov. 18, 2016 | ISBN: 0262035219 | 236 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
In this book, Eric von Hippel, author of the influential Democratizing Innovation, integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a "free innovation paradigm." Free innovation, as he defines it, involves innovations developed by consumers who are self-rewarded for their efforts, and who give their designs away "for free." It is an inherently simple grassroots innovation process, unencumbered by compensated transactions and intellectual property rights.