Comparing Business and Household Sector Innovation in Consumer Products : Findings from a Representative Study in the United Kingdom

@inproceedings{Hippel2011ComparingBA,
  title={Comparing Business and Household Sector Innovation in Consumer Products : Findings from a Representative Study in the United Kingdom},
  author={Eric von Hippel and Jeroen P. J. de Jong and Stephen Flowers},
  year={2011}
}
In a first survey of its type, we measure development and modification of consumer products by product users in a representative sample of 1,173 UK consumers aged 18 and over. We estimate this previously unmeasured type of innovation to be quite large: 6.1% of UK consumers – nearly 2.9 million individuals have engaged in consumer product innovation during the prior three years. In aggregate, consumers’ annual product development expenditures are more than 1.4 times larger than the annual… CONTINUE READING
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