Community Engineering for Innovations: The Ideas Competition as a Method to Nurture a Virtual Community for Innovations

  title={Community Engineering for Innovations: The Ideas Competition as a Method to Nurture a Virtual Community for Innovations},
  author={Winfried Ebner and Jan Marco Leimeister and Helmut Krcmar},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: R\&D Management},
‘Crowdsourcing’ is currently one of the most discussed key words within the open innovation community. The major question for both research and business is how to find and lever the enormous potential of the ‘collective brain’ to broaden the scope of ‘open R&D’. Based on a literature review in the fields of Community Building and Innovation Management, this work develops an integrated framework called ‘Community Engineering for Innovations’. This framework is evaluated in an Action Research… 
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