Part C: Summary and discussion

Part of the Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management book series (FEIM)


This final part of the thesis starts by synthesizing the results from both the quantitative and qualitative analyses of the empirical study. Subsequently the results are thoroughly discussed and explanations for the observed behavior of the community members are identified. After defining the implications of this study for research and management, the thesis closes with a brief and precise conclusion including the major outcomes from investigating the community member specialization phenomenon.


Community Member Community Management Core Member Community Outcome Private Group 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technology and Innovation ManagementHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

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