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User entrepreneurship in companies’ communities: Rules of open platform usage in the music streaming industry
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates user entrepreneurship in companies’ communities in the music streaming industry. Speci!cally, the rules of open platform usage are de!ned by conducting a qualitative multi-case study of four different companies. The purpose of the research is to show how music streaming companies’ open platforms support entrepreneurship among user-developers. A signi!cant amount of different applications have been created, but user-developers’ possibilities to commercialize are very limited. A new notion, “community user entrepreneur”, is suggested as a contribution to the theoretical framework.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 41 p.
Examensarbete INDEK, 2013:25
Keyword [en]
user, innovation, user innovation, user entrepreneurship, user-driven innovation, open platform, community, user-developer, music streaming
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-123499OAI: diva2:626775
Subject / course
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Educational program
Master of Science - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Available from: 2013-06-17 Created: 2013-06-10 Last updated: 2013-06-17Bibliographically approved

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