Annoncée par the Innovation Weblog, relayé par Core77, la mise à  disposition gratuite sous les termes de la Creative Commons License, du nouveau livre de Eric von Hippel du MIT, intitulé Democratizing Innovation.
Si le sujet vous intéresse, n’hésitez pas à  profiter de la générosité de son auteur… car le savoir est avant tout fait pour être partagé.
A lire ici.

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When I say that innovation is being democratized, I mean that users of products and services – both firms and individual consumers -are increasingly able to innovate for themselves. User-centered innovation processes offer great advantages over the manufacturer-centric innovation development systems that have been the mainstay of commerce for hundreds of years. Users that innovate can develop exactly what they want, rather than relying on manufacturers to act as their (often very imperfect) agents. Moreover, individual users do not have to develop everything they need on their own: they can benefit from innovations developed and freely shared by others.