The objective of this study is to set up some foundational theory and practices for the conceptualisation of open source practices for tangible products, or the so-called Open Design. This is a novel and emerging approach derived from the well-known open source software movement. A clear definition of the practice has been lacking as well as identification of an archetypal business model of current practices. Furthermore no explanation or step-by-step process has been accessible on how companies could use open design and obtain a sustainable business despite opening up the product development process.
Four open design companies were chosen as cases for the study to identify their characteristics and activities.
M.Sc. Thesis in Management Engineering Department of Management Engineering Technical University of Denmark. Written by Asta S. Fjeldsted & Gudrun Adalsteinsdottir Supervised by Thomas J. Howard & Tim McAloone Spring 2012.
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