The paper approaches the challenges of loosely coupled regional innovation networks from the innovation management and regional energy efficiency development perspective. It aims to bring insights on how to initiate and facilitate collaboration between the stakeholders. The paper provides conceptual models that can be utilized especially by the actors and authorities who have a strong interest in regional development. Our results emphasize the identification and selection of a leading organization which can promote and facilitate the collaboration between loosely coupled organizations. It can also be seen that the innovation network management principles used in business context work also in regional collaboration between highly heterogeneous organizations. Processes and practices to support the collaboration from the creation of common understanding and objectives to setting up of joint development projects should be in place.
|Title of host publication||The Proceedings of The ISPIM Asia-Pacific Forum: Singapore|
|Publisher||International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||ISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum 2014 - Singapore, Singapore|
Duration: 7 Dec 2014 → 10 Dec 2014
|Conference||ISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum 2014|
|Period||7/12/14 → 10/12/14|
- energy efficiency
- loosely coupled networks
- innovation networks
- regional energy
- innovation management
- regional networks
Jussila, A., Mikkola, M., & Ryynänen, T. (2014). Facilitating innovation in loosely coupled networks: Case regional energy efficiency. In The Proceedings of The ISPIM Asia-Pacific Forum: Singapore International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.