publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Social manufacturing: When the maker movement meets interfirm production networks

Hamalainen, Markko; Karjalainen, Jesse;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Business Horizons, volume 60, pages 795-805 (issn: 0007-6813, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Finland
New 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 individu...
free text keywords: 512 Business and management, 3-D printing, Maker movement, Social manufacturing, Marketing, Business and International Management, Tertiary sector of the economy, business.industry, business, Computer-integrated manufacturing, Outsourcing, Economics, Digital content, Cloud manufacturing, Business model, Sharing economy, Manufacturing
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