Unveiling the intellectual origins of Social Media-based innovation: insights from a bibliometric approach
ARvH DvH JRJ ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research reported on in this book spans a period of twelve years. In that time I have been helped by many colleagues, students, innovators, and research sponsors. I have striven to make the research and this book worthy of the generous help I have been given. for giving me many valuable comments as the research proceeded. I have been fortunate to have had a number of very talented visiting scholars and graduate students join me in research and discussion over the years. Especially prominent among these are: All contributed greatly to the substance of the work and to the sheer fun of research. Over the years my students and I have interviewed hundreds of people. Some were the developers of the important innovations we studied, while others had less direct knowledge. Many loaned us materials and all strove to help us to accurately understand their industries and their innovation-related experiences. Thanks to all. and anonymous peer reviewers supported my work over the years with a series of grants, despite budgets for extramural research that sometimes dropped perilously near zero. Finally, I would like to thank Jessie Janjigian, who edited my manuscript and tried, with partial success, to teach me that respectable sentences can be less than a paragraph long, and that they need not include dashes-for emphasis.