Social manufacturing: When the maker movement meets interfirm production networks

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorHamalainen, Markkoen_US
dc.contributor.authorKarjalainen, Jesseen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Industrial Engineering and Managementen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-15T20:54:36Z
dc.date.available2017-10-15T20:54:36Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.description.abstractNew business models harnessing the power of individuals have already revolutionized service industries and digital content production. In this study, we investigate whether a similar phenomenon is taking place in manufacturing industries. We start by conceptually defining two distinct forms of firm-individual collaboration in manufacturing industries: (1) social cloud manufacturing, in which firms outsource manufacturing to individuals, and (2) social platform manufacturing, in which firms provide manufacturing services to individuals. We then empirically investigate the nature of firm-individual collaboration within these forms, focusing on the role of individuals. We find that the individuals are often makers who view their participation primarily as a hobby and are driven mainly by nonmonetary benefits, that the design process often involves both parties, and that the two forms of collaboration exploit different enabling technologies. Our findings suggest that firms working with individuals can potentially reap multiple benefits, including fresh ideas, broader design support, and quick delivery times. This article contributes to an improved understanding of how firms can build potentially disruptive business models in manufacturing industries by leveraging individuals, thereby adding to the emerging stream of literature on social manufacturing.en
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dc.identifier.citationHamalainen, M & Karjalainen, J 2017, ' Social manufacturing : When the maker movement meets interfirm production networks ', Business Horizons, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 795-805 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2017.07.007en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bushor.2017.07.007en_US
dc.identifier.issn0007-6813
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/28275
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201710157135
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBusiness Horizonsen
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keyword3-D printingen_US
dc.subject.keywordCloud manufacturingen_US
dc.subject.keywordMaker movementen_US
dc.subject.keywordSharing economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordSocial manufacturingen_US
dc.titleSocial manufacturing: When the maker movement meets interfirm production networksen
dc.typeA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessäfi
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