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

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Gutstein A, Brem A
Journal: International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 15
Journal issue: 2
ISSN: 0219-8770
eISSN: 1793-6950
Language: English


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 Authors / FAU Editors

Brem, Alexander Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technologiemanagement


How to cite

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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