Fab Labs and their Business Models


(c) 2010, Karsten Joost

The paper “Commons-Based Peer-Production of Physical Goods—Is There Room for a Hybrid Innovation Ecology?” is the last publication this year on the subject of Fab Labs and their business models. It includes in total three studies: the final results from the Fab Lab survey that I did together with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lucerne (Switzerland), an interview study on the “pain and pride” of Fab Lab managers, and a handful of interesting case studies of a Fab Lab’s business potentials.
The paper is available here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Papers.cfm?abstract_id=1692617


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