Eric von Hippel Quotes.

1. "hard to create. One will very likely be rejected with the rebuke that one should not spoil the fun! Pleasure as a motivator can apply to the development of commercially"
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

2. "innovation is being democratized, I mean that users of products and services-both firms and individual consumers-are increasingly able to innovate for themselves. User-centered innovation processes offer great advantages"
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

3. "the Sources of Innovation: The Case of Scientific Instruments." Research Policy 23, no. 4: 459-469."
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

4. "high-performance windsurfing techniques and equipment in Hawaii by an informal user group. High-performance windsurfing involves acrobatics such as jumps and flips and turns in mid-air. Larry Stanley, a pioneer in high-performance windsurfing, described the development of a major innovation in technique and equipment"
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

5. "1978 Jurgen Honscheid came over from West Germany for the first Hawaiian World Cup and discovered jumping, which was new to him, although Mike Horgan and I were jumping in 1974 and 1975. There was a new enthusiasm for jumping and we were all trying to outdo each other by jumping higher and higher. The problem was that ... the riders flew off in mid-air because there was no way to keep the board with you-and"
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

6. "Then I remembered the "Chip," a small experimental board we had built with footstraps, and thought "it's dumb not to use this for jumping." That's when I first started jumping with footstraps and discovering controlled flight. I could go so much faster"
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

7. "Early in my research on the democratization of innovation I was very fortunate to gain five major academic mentors and friends. Nathan Rosenberg, Richard Nelson, Zvi Griliches, Edwin Mansfield, and Ann Carter all provided crucial support"
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

8. "For example, Boeing is a manufacturer of airplanes, but it is also a user of machine tools. If we were examining innovations developed by Boeing for the airplanes it sells, we would consider Boeing a manufacturer-innovator in those cases. But if we were considering innovations in metal-forming machinery developed by Boeing for in-house use in building airplanes, we"
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

9. "want by designing it for themselves. And innovation by users appears to increase social welfare. At the same time, the ongoing shift of product-development activities from manufacturers to users is painful"
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

10. "Community On and Off the Internet. Working paper, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto."
- Eric von Hippel, Democratizing Innovation

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