Copy, transform, combine: exploring the remix as a form of innovation

  title={Copy, transform, combine: exploring the remix as a form of innovation},
  author={Christoph M. Flath and Sascha Friesike and Marco Wirth and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Thiesse},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology},
Abstract The reuse of existing knowledge is an indispensable part of the creation of novel ideas. In the creative domain knowledge reuse is a common practice known as “remixing”. With the emergence of open internet-based platforms in recent years, remixing has found its way from the world of music and art to the design of arbitrary physical goods. However, despite its obvious relevance for the number and quality of innovations on such platforms, little is known about the process of remixing and… 

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