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

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Author / Creator:Ferdinand, Jan-Peter, author.
Imprint:Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
Description:1 online resource
Series:Contributions to management science
Contributions to management science.
Subject:Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
New business enterprises -- Technological innovations.
Three-dimensional printing -- Industrial applications.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Tool making.
Research & development management.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11541817
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Digital file characteristics:text file PDF
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 13, 2017).
Summary:"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 that participate in these collective endeavors often develop entrepreneurial ambitions and start to exploit community-based innovations commercially. The book presents deep insights on the institutional idiosyncrasies of innovation communities, the associated dilemma of entrepreneurship and the strategies of 3D-printing startups to face the corresponding challenges."--
Other form:Print version: 3319668412 9783319668413
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-319-66842-0
Table of 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; Material Practices and Rationality; 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; Open Source Principles Versus Viable Business Models; 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; Relevant Peer Group: Community Versus Customer; Design Principles: Hackability Versus Usability; IP: OS Licenses Versus Patents; 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.