Lead User Projects in Practice - Results from an Analysis of an Open Innovation Accelerator

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Details zur Publikation

Autor(en): Gutstein A, Brem A
Zeitschrift: International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management
Verlag: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2018
Band: 15
Heftnummer: 2
ISSN: 0219-8770
eISSN: 1793-6950
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


Earlier research on the lead user method is focused on individual case studies and how the method was applied in a specific context. In this paper, we take a broader approach, analyzing  sample of 24 lead user projects, which included working with 188 lead users. These projects were analyzed regarding their specific processes, resources, challenges, and success factors, using the data of an open innovation intermediary. The key fnding is that a refinement and elaboration phase and the integration of designers are crucial success factors which, to date, have not been included in the literature. Moreover, crowdsourcing contests and netnography proved to be of significant value for the need, trend, and lead user identication phases. This paper concludes by discussing theoretical and practical implications, the limitations of this study, and recommendations for future studies.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Brem, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


Zitierweisen

APA:
Gutstein, A., & Brem, A. (2018). Lead User Projects in Practice - Results from an Analysis of an Open Innovation Accelerator. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 15(2). https://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219877018500153

MLA:
Gutstein, Adele, and Alexander Brem. "Lead User Projects in Practice - Results from an Analysis of an Open Innovation Accelerator." International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management 15.2 (2018).

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