Innovation Systems and Ecosystems: A Review and Synthesis

Arho Suominen, Marko Seppänen, Ozgur Dedehayir

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Abstract

The ecosystem approach to innovation and business ecosystem has emerged as prominent research avenue departing from the extant literature on innovation and management. The broad adoption of ecosystem terminology has increased the conceptual ambiguity of the terminology to where ecosystems are used fairly loosely, even as buzz or decoration to the core message. This study tackles the use of ecosystem terminology and structures the conceptual frame for the field, identifying definitions of an innovation ecosystem and how the concept has been founded in previous literature. Our results highlight how the ecosystem theory, while showing value adding elements, rests heavily on a few seminal works, but both empirical and conceptual advancements are needed before a coherent theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2016 XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference
PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-952-265-929-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventXXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference: Blending Tomorrow's Innovation Vintage - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 19 Jun 201622 Jun 2016

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ConferenceXXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference
Abbreviated titleISPIM
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period19/06/1622/06/16

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Suominen, A., Seppänen, M., & Dedehayir, O. (2016). Innovation Systems and Ecosystems: A Review and Synthesis. In 2016 XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM.
Suominen, Arho ; Seppänen, Marko ; Dedehayir, Ozgur. / Innovation Systems and Ecosystems : A Review and Synthesis. 2016 XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2016.
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Suominen, A, Seppänen, M & Dedehayir, O 2016, Innovation Systems and Ecosystems: A Review and Synthesis. in 2016 XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference, Porto, Portugal, 19/06/16.

Innovation Systems and Ecosystems : A Review and Synthesis. / Suominen, Arho; Seppänen, Marko; Dedehayir, Ozgur.

2016 XXVII ISPIM Innovation Conference. International Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM, 2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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