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Leonid Gokhberg


Fred Gault1,2
  • 1 Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Boschstraat 24, 6211 AX Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • 2 College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, 21 Kingsway Ave, Rossmore, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa

User Innovation in the Digital Economy

2019. Vol. 13. No. 3. P. 6–12 [issue contents]

The paper reviews the current state of user innovation in the business and the households sectors and considers the impact of the digital economy on user innovation. A general definition of innovation, applicable in all sectors of the economy, is introduced to expand the domain of user innovation to all economic sectors, not just the business sector and households. This raises questions about innovation policy, especially in a digital economy, and how policy affects innovation in households. Outcomes of this study include the implications for skills needed to support user innovation in the different economic sectors of the digital economy and the relevance of user innovation to policy objectives.

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License  which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

Citation: Gault F. (2019) User Innovation in the Digital Economy. Foresight and STI Governance, vol. 13, no 3, pp. 6–12. DOI: 10.17323/2500-2597.2019.3.6.12.
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