Mauroner, O. (2017): Makers, hackers, DIY-innovation, and the strive for entrepreneurial opportunities, in: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), 31, 1, 32-46. DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2017.10004600
Contemporary maker/hacker communities represent an internet-driven extension of the'do it yourself'subculture. Corresponding projects are typically motivated by fun and self-fulfilment and not primarily by economic stimuli. Nevertheless, many new ventures have emerged as a result of the hacker culture. The purpose of the multiple case study is to develop insights into the maker culture and its intersections with entrepreneurship and business innovation.