Exploring users motivation in innovation communities
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, ISSN 1368-275X, E-ISSN 1741-5098, Vol. 14, no 4, 298-314 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A rapid growth of technologies supporting user interaction on the Internet, such as social networking sites and other virtual communities, can be seen today. These virtual communities have been shown to be of great value to companies that want to involve users in their innovation processes. However, in order to guide organisations on how to utilise their innovation intermediary communities, more knowledge is needed regarding who they are and their motivational drivers for participating in a community. The aim of this paper therefore is to explore who the users are and what motivates them to contribute to innovation processes in an innovation intermediary community. The main findings of our study indicate that users' motivation to participate is influenced by community type as well as technology adoption type. This study show that in innovation intermediary communities, one important motivational factor for users is learning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 14, no 4, 298-314 p.
Statistics, computer and systems science - Informatics, computer and systems science
Statistik, data- och systemvetenskap - Informatik, data- och systemvetenskap
Research subject Informatics; Smart machines and materials (AERI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-15346DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2011.043051Local ID: ed762f50-fc6b-11df-8b95-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-15346DiVA: diva2:988320
Validerad; 2011; 20101130 (ann_joh)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved