People Don't Need a Profit Motive to Innovate
Author(s)von Hippel, Eric A.
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The finding: Innovations developed by individuals who give them away increasingly compete with patent-protected, for-profit innovations in many parts of the economy.
DepartmentSloan School of Management
Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Publishing
Von Hippel, Eric A. "People Don't Need a Profit Motive to Innovate." Harvard Business Review (2011).
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