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User innovation and technological change in high-tech tribes
Author/s: Francesco Schiavone 
Year:  2011 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  18 Pg. 167-184 FullText PDF:  740 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MC2011-003010
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Rapid technological change in many industries is likely to be a critical condition in order to start-up user innovation dynamics within social groups. This study aims at investigating this phenomenon by using the notion of "high-tech consumers tribes" as unit of analysis. Five research propositions are drawn inductively from a case study. This is about the tribe of radio amateurs, which reacted to technological change of telecommunication industry by developing multimedia software linking their old beloved product (the ham-radio) to the VOIP communication network.
Keywords: User innovation, lead users, technological change, consumer tribes, vintage innovation, radio-amateurs

Francesco Schiavone, User innovation and technological change in high-tech tribes in "MERCATI E COMPETITIVITÀ" 3/2011, pp. 167-184, DOI:10.3280/MC2011-003010


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