Table of contents for Democratizing innovation / Eric von Hippel.


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1     Introduction and Overview  1
2     Development of Products by Lead Users  19
3     Why Many Users Want Custom Products  33
4     Users' Innovate-or-Buy Decisions 45
5     Users' Low-Cost Innovation Niches 63
6     Why Users Often Freely Reveal Their Innovations 77
7     Innovation Communities   93
8     Adapting Policy to User Innovation 107
9     Democratizing Innovation   121
10    Application: Searching for Lead User Innovations 133
11    Application: Toolkits for User Innovation and Custom Design  147
12    Linking User Innovation to Other Phenomena and Fields  165

Notes    179
Bibliography   183
Index  197





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Technological innovations Economic aspects, Diffusion of innovations, Democracy