In the 21st century, disruptive technologies in additive manufacturing (particularly 3D printing) have the possibility to transform manufacturing the way that computing and telephony were transformed in the late 20th century. Drawing on his earlier research on open source and open innovation communities, he is studying communities, entrepreneurship and economic impacts of the 3D printing revolution.
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Joel West and George Kuk, “The Complementarity of Openness: How MakerBot Leveraged Thingiverse in 3D Printing,” Technology Forecasting and Social Change, forthcoming.
Joel West and Anne Greul, “Atoms matter: The role of local
makerspaces in the coming digital economy,” in F. Xavier Olleros
and Majlinda Zhegu, eds., Research Handbook on Digital
Transformations, Elgar, forthcoming.
Except as noted *, presented by Joel West
*Anne Greul, Joel West & Simon Bock, “Finding the
crowdfunding window for 3D printing startups,” 13th Open and User
Innovation, Lisbon, July 14, 2015.
*Anne Greul, Joel West & Simon Bock, “Finding the crowdfunding window among 3D printing investors,” 1st World Open Innovation Conference, Napa, California, December 5, 2014.Simon Bock, Joel West & Anne Greul, “How User Entrepreneurs Leverage Openness in 3D Printing ,” 1st World Open Innovation Conference, Napa, California, December 5, 2014.
Joel West and George Kuk, “Proprietary Benefits from Open Communities: How MakerBot Leveraged Thingiverse in 3D Printing,” Academy of Management conference, Philadelphia, August 5, 2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2544970
Joel West and George Kuk, “Open Innovation and Open Communities
in Consumer 3D Printing,” 12th
International Open and User Innovation Conference, Boston,
July 29, 2014.
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