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User generated brands and their contribution to the diffusion of user innovations

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  • Füller, Johann
  • Schroll, Roland
  • von Hippel, Eric

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It has been argued that users can create innovations and also diffuse them peer-to-peer independent of support or involvement by producers: that “user-only” innovation systems can exist. It is known that users can be incented to innovate via benefits from in-house use. But users’ incentives to invest in diffusion are much less clear: benefits that others might obtain from their innovation can be largely or entirely an externality for user innovators.

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  • Füller, Johann & Schroll, Roland & von Hippel, Eric, 2013. "User generated brands and their contribution to the diffusion of user innovations," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 42(6), pages 1197-1209.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:42:y:2013:i:6:p:1197-1209
    DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2013.03.006
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