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Invisible Users: Youth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana

Jenna Burrell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017367
eISBN:
9780262301459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017367.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The urban youth frequenting the Internet cafés of Accra, Ghana, who are decidedly not members of their country's elite, use the Internet largely as a way to orchestrate encounters across distance and ... More


Viability Zones for Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

in Free Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035217
eISBN:
9780262335461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035217.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explores the conditions under which innovation pays for both free innovators and producers. Drawing heavily upon previous research, the chapter defines and describes three basic ... More


Evidence for Free Innovation

Eric von Hippel

in Free Innovation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035217
eISBN:
9780262335461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035217.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter presents evidence that free innovation is a very substantial phenomenon with respect to the development of products consumed within the household sector. Today, tens of millions of ... More


Fiscal Equalization and Political Conflict

Maria Cubel

in The Economics of Conflict: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026895
eISBN:
9780262321976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026895.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter analyzes the political viability of fiscal equalization using a model of conflict directly inspired by Esteban and Ray (1999, 2001). It analyzes the circumstances under which one region ... More


Why Worry about the Agriculture of the Middle?

Fred Kirschenmann, G. W. Stevenson, Frederick Buttel, Thomas A. Lyson, and Mike Duffy

in Food and the Mid-Level Farm: Renewing an Agriculture of the Middle

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122993
eISBN:
9780262278751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122993.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the changing agricultural structure threatening the existence of midsize farms in the United States, and explores the advantages of midsize farms, which include innovation and ... More


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