Innovation management challenges of a system integrator in innovation networks

Jaakko Paasi (Corresponding Author), Katri Valkokari, Tuija Rantala, Henri Hytönen, S. Nystén-Haarala, L. Huhtilainen

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    Abstract

    The paper describes findings from a multiple case study about the innovation management challenges of a system integrator (SI) whose operation is characterized by a high demand of innovation and whose focus of integration capabilities is, accordingly, changing from component assembly to knowledge integration. The study involved six diverse case firms, and it applied the methodology of qualitative research. Innovation networks orchestrated by the SI were categorized, according to the way in which knowledge and intellectual property (IP) were explored and exploited in the network, to sourcing (transaction) and co-creation types of networks. The research question of the study was, what aspects of sourcing networks and of co-creation networks support or hinder networked innovation from the viewpoint of a SI and innovation management? After iteratively addressing the lessons learned from literature and empirical case findings, sets of supporting and hindering aspects were presented as implications of the study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1047-1064
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational Journal of Innovation Management
    Volume14
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Innovation
    Intellectual property
    Innovation management
    Innovation networks
    Systems integrator
    Co-creation
    Sourcing

    Keywords

    • Open innovation
    • innovation network
    • system integrator
    • innovation management
    • intellectual property

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    Innovation management challenges of a system integrator in innovation networks. / Paasi, Jaakko (Corresponding Author); Valkokari, Katri; Rantala, Tuija; Hytönen, Henri; Nystén-Haarala, S.; Huhtilainen, L.

    In: International Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 14, No. 6, 2010, p. 1047-1064.

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