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  • Imre Hronszky Dr.

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    (Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME))

  • Katalin Kovács

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    Interactive, co-creative relation of consumers, users and producers is quickly developing recently. Living Labs (LL) have a bridging role between market pull and technology push. They realise concurrent innovation. LLs are approaches to realise an interactive search for new products/services in real life milieus together with users/consumers, without mediation of marketing experts. Our presentation highlights LLs first as providers of a collaborative working environment for users. It emphasises that LLs have a strong methodology and describes and assesses the „LL Harmonization cubes”. It outlines then what LLs can bring advantages for SMEs. Main added value of LLs for SMEs is that they provide for innovation services by integrating SMEs in a collaborative working environment that would otherwise not available for them.

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    This chapter was published in: György Kadocsa (ed.) , , pages 89-102, 2011.

    This item is provided by Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management in its series Proceedings- 9th International Conference on Mangement, Enterprise and Benchmarking (MEB 2011) with number 89-102.

    Handle: RePEc:pkk:meb011:89-102

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