MIT Sloan

Executive Education Faculty

Eric von Hippel

T. Wilson (1953) Professor in Management
Professor of Management of Innovation and Engineering Systems

Eric A. von Hippel is a founder of the Entrepreneurship Program at MIT. His academic research examines the sources and economics of innovation.

Von Hippel is known for pioneering research that has shown how product lead users are often the developers of successful new products, rather than the manufacturers, as has been commonly assumed...

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Technological Innovation
and Strategic Management; MIT Engineering Systems Division

Research Center(s):
MIT Center for Digital Business; MIT Center for Collective Intelligence; MIT Entrepreneurship Center; Virtual Customer Initiative

General Expertise:
High technology companies; Medical devices; Management of technology; Technology strategy; Technology transfer; Change management; Managing change; Innovation; Lead users; Patents; Research and development; Technological innovation; Open source software

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Contact Information:

Office: E62-464

Tel: 617-253-7155

Fax: 617-253-2660


Support Staff:

Name: Erin Carlson

Tel: 617-253-2676


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Harnessing the power of extreme consumers

Date Added: January 10, 2014

Welcome to the world of extreme consumers the mavericks, outliers and downright obsessives that may shine a new light on how a product should be... more

Humboldt Research Award for Professor Eric von Hippel

Date Added: December 17, 2013

Eric von Hippel, one of the worlds most renowned scholars in the area of innovation research, has been distinguished with a Humboldt Research Award... more

Innovation Process Benefits: The Journey as Reward

Date Added: November 19, 2013

Organizations can considerably amplify the resources available to their innovation projects by helping volunteer innovators benefit from... more

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