User entrepreneurship in companies’ communities: Rules of open platform usage in the music streaming industry
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis investigates user entrepreneurship in companies’ communities in the music streaming industry. Speci!cally, the rules of open platform usage are de!ned by conducting a qualitative multi-case study of four different companies. The purpose of the research is to show how music streaming companies’ open platforms support entrepreneurship among user-developers. A signi!cant amount of different applications have been created, but user-developers’ possibilities to commercialize are very limited. A new notion, “community user entrepreneur”, is suggested as a contribution to the theoretical framework.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Examensarbete INDEK, 2013:25
user, innovation, user innovation, user entrepreneurship, user-driven innovation, open platform, community, user-developer, music streaming
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-123499OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-123499DiVA: diva2:626775
Subject / course
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Master of Science - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Svensson, Peter, PhD
Brown, Terrence, Associate Professor