Intermediaries, Users and Social Learning in Technological Innovation

  title={Intermediaries, Users and Social Learning in Technological Innovation},
  author={James Stewart and Sampsa Hyysalo},
  journal={International Journal of Innovation Management},
  • J. Stewart, S. Hyysalo
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Economics, Business
  • International Journal of Innovation Management
This paper explores the role of intermediaries in the development and appropriation of new technologies. We focus on intermediaries that facilitate user innovation, and the linking of user innovation into supply side activities. We review findings on intermediaries in some of our studies and other available literature to build a framework to explore of how intermediaries work in making innovation happen. We make sense of these processes by taking a long-term view of the dynamics of technology… 

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