Analytical Framework and Methodology

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


This chapter merges the conceptual and theoretical insights that inform this book in order to operationalize the analytical framework, which is applied to explain how the institutional idiosyncrasies of innovation communities affect entrepreneurship in the field of desktop 3D printing. Additionally, I outline my methodological approach as well as the data sources my analysis draws on. In the context of my empirical investigation, I apply a triangulation that allows me the describe the evolution and change of the 3D printing field, delineate shared understandings on how this issue should be approached appropriately, and finally synthesize the actors’ practical responses to the dilemma of entrepreneurship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische UniversitätBerlinGermany

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