MIT Professor Eric von Hippel discusses how Lego accidentally stumbled across the power of open innovation during the 2008 World Innovation Forum hosted by HSM Global.
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Eric von Hippel
Eric von Hippel is a Professor of Technological Innovation in the MIT Sloan School of Management, and also a Professor in MIT's Engineering Systems Division. He specializes in research related to the nature and economics of distributed and open innovation. He also develops and teaches about practical methods that individuals, open user communities, and firms can apply to improve their product and service development processes.