Exploring values-based co-innovation in ecosystems through system dynamic group modelling

Katri Valkokari (Corresponding author), Peter Ylén, Henri Wiman, Markus Jähi

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By drawing on an ecosystem approach, this paper aims to bridge the gap between the dynamics of collaborative innovation processes and multiple future-orientated value(s). Our study indicates that the system dynamic group modelling process was well-suited to understanding the transition towards a circular, bio-based plastics ecosystem. Due to systemic innovation, the transition is rather time consuming and includes variety of actors. In other words, system dynamic ecosystem approach can serve as a mean to solve wicked problems stemming from the conflicting views of various stakeholders. Based on the findings of our study, we suggest that managers should also look for conflicting interests, purposes and value destruction in order to enhance an ecosystem’s values-based innovation process
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe ISPIM Innovation Conference
Subtitle of host publicationInnovating in Times of Crisis
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-335-466-1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventXXXI ISPIM Innovation Conference - Online: Innovating in Times of Crises - Virtual, Germany
Duration: 7 Jun 202010 Jun 2020

Publication series

SeriesLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: Reports


ConferenceXXXI ISPIM Innovation Conference - Online
Abbreviated titleISPIM Virtual 2020
Internet address


  • Values-based innovation; future-orientated values; co-innovation; innovation ecosystem; systemic innovation; system dynamics; group modelling; sustainable future; stakeholders


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