Our project in a scientific paper published by IJEIMThe International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management has published an article on our project in the ISPIM Special Issue on Social Media and Communities in Innovation
Here is the abstract of the paper:
Can a web-based community of peers autonomously engage in architectural innovation and develop tangible products? We present a theoretical framework that builds upon the idea of product modularisation as a knowledge management tool enabling community collaboration. The framework consists of a community meta-model and a product meta-model; some mechanisms enabling collective innovation are also presented as part of the framework. We then apply the theoretical framework to the real case of a high-performance human powered watercraft showing how the community was able to innovate the artefact evolving its modular architecture.
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