Laetitia Thomas

Laetitia Thomas
Université Grenoble Alpes · CNRS – Centre d’Etude et de Recherche Appliquée à la Gestion

Pedagogical Engineer


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Citations since 2017
4 Research Items
56 Citations
Laetitia Thomas, Ph.D. MBA, is a researcher on circular economy. A pedagogical engineer, she likes the serious game approach and uses it to provoke emotions stimulating thought on how to change present production and consumption patterns. A certified consultant with the Circulab method, Laetitia facilitates workshops on the microelectronics value chain and the "textile fresco" (textiles untangled). She is an adjunct professor at Grenoble INP and BSB Dijon.
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September 2021 - present
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Publications (5)
To preserve their business model, companies have long protected their innovation processes with patents. « Open source hardware » (OSH) is, on the contrary, a collaborative product development process, where design plans and manufacturing "secrets" are accessible to all. The lines between creators and consumers blur more and more, especially when,...
Conference Paper
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Open source innovation is a well-studied phenomenon of the ICT sector, but its evolution towards the field of tangible hardware product development is a newer phenomenon which remains mostly theoretical. Existing literature has identified that to push existing open source product development (OSPD) practice towards the achievement of high quality c...
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Most academic literature concerning open business model reliance on collaborative ecosystems is firm-centric. However, this phenomenon is spreading to open source product development (OSPD) ventures with undefined legal status. The complex art of choosing a business model becomes more difficult for such projects where non-market considerations are...
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This paper draws upon theories of disruptive innovation to propose that disruption in the luxury sector is beginning to occur due to the efforts of sustainable luxury entrepreneurs. Creative destruction is typical in most industry sectors, including luxury, and disruptive innovation by entrepreneurs is key to that process. The paper proposes that t...


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Projects (3)
I'll be studying the business models supporting open collaborative innovation focussing on open source hardware
Archived project
This French-German research project aims at understanding the open source product development process and developing methods in order to support this new way of designing products. The objectives of the project are to: 1 - Characterize open source product development. Show concrete evidence of this emerging practice and delivering detailed description of the phenomenon. 2 - Model the open source product development process as an alternative to well-anchored industrial product development processes and provide supporting methods. 3 - Develop concrete supporting tools implementing these methods. It will particularly be focused on the concept of a open design platform. Keywords: open source innovation, open source hardware, open design Please find our research results under!_Methods_and_tools_for_community-based_product_development.