Innovators and Tinkerers Role in Business

Innovators and Tinkerers Role in Business

A General and Technical Analysis

eBook - 2010
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This book investigates various drivers of innovation within small business and suggests that increases in employee headcount and research and development expenditures can trigger innovation; however, the contributors find that the number of patents owned by a small business is not a good indicator of a firm's value. The book is composed of two chapters, containing public documents which have been combined and reformatted. The first chapter examines various drivers of innovation within small businesses, as well as the role that innovation plays in creating value in small businesses. The second chapter explores the role of tinkerers, who are defined as people who want to improve a technology for their own reasons, by their own criteria, and who would rather share the technology than work alone. Some examples given are the inventors of the airplane and the personal computer. The chapter shows that the reality of networks of these tinkerers should be incorporated into an abstract, deductive model of open-source technology innovation. Information on the editor is not given. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2010
ISBN: 9781614700944
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 68 pages)
Additional Contributors: Hymes, Steven C.


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