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User-Driven Innovation: Towards A New Innovation Paradigm

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  • Slavica Rocheska

    () (Faculty of Economics, Prilep)

  • Olivera Kostoska

    () (Faculty of Economics, Prilep)

  • Marjan Angeleski

    () (Faculty of Economics, Prilep)

  • Gjorgji Mancheski

    () (Faculty of Economics, Prilep)

Abstract

The holistic approach to innovation includes establishing a wide range of interactions among different actors which implies development and expansion of methods, approaches and tools for improving the innovation. This paper analyzes the impact of customers and users on promoting innovation of companies. In this context, the authors advocate different methods and approaches for establishing interactions between the customer and the company and for providing the customer involvement in the process of innovation. Therefore, the paper aims at presenting an analytical overview of the methods and tools by which users influence companies’ process of innovation. It will also propose a conceptual framework as regards the user involvement in different stages of the innovation process.

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  • Slavica Rocheska & Olivera Kostoska & Marjan Angeleski & Gjorgji Mancheski, 2014. "User-Driven Innovation: Towards A New Innovation Paradigm," Economic Review: Journal of Economics and Business, University of Tuzla, Faculty of Economics, vol. 12(1), pages 31-41.
  • Handle: RePEc:tuz:journl:v:12:y:2014:i:1:p:31-41
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    Keywords

    User-driven innovation tools and methods; innovation process; customer input;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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