Distributed Co-creation

 Participatory marketing taken to the next level

The July issue of the Mckinsey Quarterly has an interesting article called “the next step in open innovation.” The article is a discussion of how the examples of customer creation  of Wikipedia and Linux can be applied more broadly to most business. [Eric von Hippel has advocated user innovation since the mid-70s, and he and others have criticized the open innovation advocates for under-emphasizing the most useful co-creators, the users of the services and goods.]

The article claims that we are in the early stages of “distributed co-creation” and suggests important issues that need to be addressed such as:

  1. Attracting and motivating co-creators
  2. IP ownership
  3. Structuring problems
  4. Governance to facilitate co-creation

The full article is available at the McKinsey site:


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