The research view

Can a web-based community of peers autonomously engage in architectural innovation, develop a tangible product and manage the subsequent diffusion process?


This is one of the research questions addressed by the research  project 'Wikiproducts' , led by Giuseppe Carignani at the  Management Engineering Laboratory, University of Udine, Italy, and Pierpaolo Andriani at Durham Business School, UK.

You can download a short academic paper about it from this page.

For a broader view of user innovation a great reading is ‘Democratizing Innovation’ by Erich Von Hippel; it is availabe under a Creative Commons licence so you can download it form this page too.


Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further detail about the research aspects of The Open Waterbike Project and especially if you want to contribute.