Treading New Ground in Household Sector Innovation Research: Scope, Emergence, Business Implications, and Diffusion

de Jong, Jeroen P.J. and Ben-Menahem, Shiko M. and Franke, Nikolaus and Füller, Johann and von Krogh, Georg (2021) Treading New Ground in Household Sector Innovation Research: Scope, Emergence, Business Implications, and Diffusion. Research Policy, 50 (8). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0048-7333

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Abstract

Individual consumers in the household sector increasingly develop products, services and processes, in their discretionary time without payment. Household sector innovation is becoming a pervasive phenomenon, representing a significant share of the innovation activity in any economy. Such innovation emerges from personal needs or self-rewards, and is distinct from and complementary to producer innovations motivated by commercial gains. In this introductory paper to the special issue on household sector innovation, we take stock of emerging research on the topic. We categorize the research into four areas: scope, emergence, implications for business, and diffusion. We develop a conceptual basis for the phenomenon, introduce the articles in the special issue, and show how each article contributes new insights. We end by offering a research agenda for scholars interested in the salient phenomenon of household sector innovation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Departments > Strategy and Innovation > Entrepreneurship und Innovation
Forschungsinstitute > Familienunternehmen
Forschungsinstitute > Kryptoökonomie
Kompetenzzentren > WU Gründungszentrum
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2021 15:00
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2021 15:00
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/100963/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/8236

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