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Defence of Dissertation in user innovation management, Andreas Benker, M.Sc.

The name of Andreas Benker's dissertation is “Embrace thy users: Practices of user knowledge utilization in innovation”.
Kuvituskuva väitöstapahtumaan, Aalto-kynä ja tutkimuspaperi

The doctoral dissertation of Andreas Benker “Embrace thy users: Practices of user knowledge utilization in innovation” will be publicly examined at the Aalto University School of Business on Friday, 7 June 2019.

The public defense will be held at the School of Business, Hall V002, Ekonominaukio 1, Espoo starting at 12.00.

Opponent: Associate Professor Tim Schweisfurth (SDU University of Southern Denmark)
Custos (Chairperson): Academy Research Fellow, Docent Toni-Matti Karjalainen (Aalto University School of Business)

Further information:
Andreas Benker
[email protected]
+49 176 5860 6950

The dissertation will be available at aaltodoc.aalto.fi by the defence. A hardcopy can be picked up from the School of Business, Department of Management, 2nd floor.

Short description of the dissertation:
In this dissertation I am analyzing the practices of organizations to acquire meaningful knowledge about their users, understand how individuals and teams translate user knowledge into new products or services, and apply suitable methods that enable different disciplines involved in the innovation process to utilize it. Drawing on three distinct yet interdependent theoretical perspectives, I discuss what it means for organizations to ‘embrace thy users’.

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