Article | Harvard Business Review | September – October 1999

Creating Breakthroughs at 3M

by E. Von Hippel, S. Thomke and M. Sonnack

Keywords: Business Conglomerates; Consumer Products Industry;


Von Hippel, E., S. Thomke, and M. Sonnack. "Creating Breakthroughs at 3M." Harvard Business Review 77, no. 5 (September–October 1999). (Reprinted in Health Forum Journal (July/August 2000). Also reprinted in Harvard Business Review on Innovation. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2001.)