Member characteristics and participation in online open innovation communities

Heli Väätäjä, Maria Antikainen

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Abstract

We conducted a web survey with members of three online open innovation communities and present here our findings on the member characteristics and participation. We found that most of the respondents were male and the mean age of the respondents was 37 years (min=19, max=64), which is higher than for example in OSS (Open Source Software) communities. Most of the respondents were full-time employed. The contribution frequency to innovation was monthly or less frequent, although majority of the respondents reported to visit the community at least weekly. In addition, the respondents were active in other online volunteer work, such as contributing to OSS development and open content communities, like Wikipedia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XX ISPIM Annual Conference: The Future of Innovation. Vienna, Austria, 21 - 24 June 2009
Place of PublicationLappeenranta
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
ISBN (Print)978-952-214-767-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventXX ISPIM Conference: The Future of Innovation - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 21 Jun 200924 Jun 2009

Conference

ConferenceXX ISPIM Conference: The Future of Innovation
Abbreviated titleISPIM 2009
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period21/06/0924/06/09
Other20th ISPIM

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Keywords

  • open innovation
  • online communities
  • member characteristics
  • participation characteristics
  • innovation intermediaries

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Väätäjä, H., & Antikainen, M. (2009). Member characteristics and participation in online open innovation communities. In Proceedings of the XX ISPIM Annual Conference: The Future of Innovation. Vienna, Austria, 21 - 24 June 2009 Lappeenranta: International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.
Väätäjä, Heli ; Antikainen, Maria. / Member characteristics and participation in online open innovation communities. Proceedings of the XX ISPIM Annual Conference: The Future of Innovation. Vienna, Austria, 21 - 24 June 2009. Lappeenranta : International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2009.
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Väätäjä, H & Antikainen, M 2009, Member characteristics and participation in online open innovation communities. in Proceedings of the XX ISPIM Annual Conference: The Future of Innovation. Vienna, Austria, 21 - 24 June 2009. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, Lappeenranta, XX ISPIM Conference: The Future of Innovation, Vienna, Austria, 21/06/09.

Member characteristics and participation in online open innovation communities. / Väätäjä, Heli; Antikainen, Maria.

Proceedings of the XX ISPIM Annual Conference: The Future of Innovation. Vienna, Austria, 21 - 24 June 2009. Lappeenranta : International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2009.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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