These pages are about the symposium presentation held during the Academy of Management 2008 meeting in Anaheim.
The session was organized by Marcel Bogers (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).
Presenting their individual papers were Allan Afuah (University of Michigan), Lars Bo Jeppesen (Copenhagen Business School), Wim Vanhaverbeke (Hasselt University & Eindhoven University of Technology) and Joel West (San José State University).
Slides are being posted as they are made available by the speakers.
Despite increasing evidence and recognition of users as innovators, our understanding of the role of users in the innovation process is incomplete. For example, it is of interest both to suppliers and users of technology to understand how they can create value and profit from user innovation. As users have unique needs and knowledge, there is a lot of scope for co-creating value, thereby challenging the current understanding of optimal firm boundaries. This symposium will consider a broad range of conceptual and empirical support for such linkages, as well as the implications for organization theory, innovation management and firm strategy.
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