Product Development in the Socio-sphere

Game Changing Paradigms for 21st Century Breakthrough Product Development and Innovation

  • Dirk Schaefer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Venkat Mahesh Kumar Yanamandram, Jitesh H. Panchal
    Pages 99-120
  3. L. C. Beaumont, L. E. Bolton, A. McKay, H. P. N. Hughes
    Pages 121-141
  4. Bart H. M. Gerritsen, Klaus Solberg Soilen, Pieter Bas de Visser, Philip J. M. Hoogreef, Kimberly Hulst, Marloes L. Janssen et al.
    Pages 169-235

About this book


This book provides a broad overview of a number of game-changing paradigms that are anticipated to reshape 21st century product development. Topics including cloud computing-based design, cloud manufacturing, crowd-sourcing and mass collaboration, open source and social product development will be discussed in the context of advanced distributed and collaborative product creation. The purpose of the book is threefold: (1) to provide decision makers in industry with a solid base for strategic design and manufacturing-related process re-organization; (2) to provide researchers and scientist with the state-of-the-art from an academic perspective as well as a research agenda aimed at advancing the theoretical foundations of the field; and (3) to serve as supplementary reading in design and manufacturing-related courses at universities and technical colleges.


Cloud-based Design and Manufacturing New Business Models for Product Development Open Source Product Development Product Development in the Socio-sphere Social Product Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Schaefer
    • 1
  1. 1.George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07403-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07404-7
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