Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Abbas (Behrad) Mirafshar , pp. 115. ING/School of Engineering, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Abbas (Behrad) Mirafshar
Titel / Title: Crowdsourcing: Using Open Modes of Collaboration for Product-Service System (PSS) Innovation
Abstrakt Abstract:

Due to the current, global challenges such as resource depletion and economic crisis, and international societal mega-trends such as multi-internationalisation, we are in transition from conventional methods of production to relatively novel methods that strives to be competitive, satisfy customer needs and have a lower environmental impact. Product-Service System (PSS) method is deemed to be a solid alternative towards this vision. To do that, we are in need of novel approaches to re-envision the current system. Therefore, Innovation methods are the backbone of PSS. Since PSS highly emphasizes the customers' needs and co-creation with them, user-innovation methods are required in order to boost PSS Innovation. Among user-innovation methods, Crowdsourcing seems to be valid option which would enable us to attract a large, undefined network of people to the innovation process. In this research, a success model for crowdsourcing practice is proposed and validated by literature and expert interviews. As a follow-up, based on the success model, a strategic guideline for innovation using open modes of collaboration is proposed. Moreover, we discuss the implication of PSS and sustainability and how these concepts can be empowered by crowdsourcing.

Ämnesord / Subject: Maskinteknik - Mechanical Engineering\General
Hållbar utveckling - Sustainability\General
Nyckelord / Keywords: Product-Service System, Sustainability, Innovation, User Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Wisdom of Crowd

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8v7v4r
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram i hållbar produkt- och tjänsteinnovation/MSPI Masters in sustainable product-service system innovation
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/13/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Andre Benaim, Pierre Johnson
Examinator / Examiner: Prof. Tobias C. Larsson
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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