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The Sources of Innovation, Eric VON HIPPEL, 1988

New York Oxford
Oxford University Press 1988

It has long been assumed that product innovations are typically developed by product manufacturers. Because this assumption deals with the basic matter of who the innovator is, it has inevitably had a major impact on innovationrelated research, on firms' management of research and development, and on government innovation policy . However, it now appears that this basic assumption is often wrong.