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Symbolic innovation and communities of consumption
Journal Title: ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE  
Author/s: Eleonora Di Maria, Vladi Finotto, Francesco Rullani 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  10 Pg. 38-47 FullText PDF:  219 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ES2016-003003
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The paper discusses about the role of consumers and communities of practices in firms’ innovation processes, by emphasizing community-based social dynamics related to knowledge production and sharing. Despite the attention given by prior studies on technological innovation, the paper is oriented to explore symbolic innovation and creativity processes linked to communities.
Keywords: Community, Symbolic Innovation, Creativity, Knowledge, User

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Eleonora Di Maria, Vladi Finotto, Francesco Rullani, Symbolic innovation and communities of consumption in "ECONOMIA E SOCIETÀ REGIONALE " 3/2016, pp. 38-47, DOI:10.3280/ES2016-003003

   

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