Believe Me, Don’t Believe the Hype

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


This introductory chapter raises the book’s guiding question: How do the institutional idiosyncrasies of innovation communities affect entrepreneurship in the field of desktop 3D printing? It also gives first insights on the emerging issue of open source hardware and illustrates the conceptual, theoretical, and practical perspectives applied in this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische UniversitätBerlinGermany

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