Managing Actors, Resources, and Activities in Innovation Ecosystems: A Design Science Approach

Katri Valkokari, Cristina C. Amitrano, Francesco Bifulco, Tiina Valjakka

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Abstract

Through a design science approach, the paper explores how actors in a network create and sustain competitive advantage independently and through participation in a system of actors (i.e., a collaborative network) who are not hierarchically managed but, rather, act toward their own goals within the innovation ecosystem. In accordance with design studies, the relevance of research and its quality are evaluated against practice. The two cases discussed in the paper highlight that, in practice, innovation ecosystem actors must manage activities and relationships at the level of both individual and organisation. This finding has interesting research implications, as innovation ecosystems have been studied mostly at either macro or interpersonal (micro) level while the organisation (meso) level is seldom discussed. Furthermore, the findings should help managers to strive for and utilise innovation ecosystems better and to evaluate their ability and potential to survive via internal and external collaboration aimed at innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaboration in a Hyperconnected World
Subtitle of host publicationPRO-VE 2016
PublisherSpringer
Pages521-530
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-45390-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-45389-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 3 Oct 20165 Oct 2016
Conference number: 17

Publication series

SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume480
ISSN1868-4238

Conference

Conference17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016
Abbreviated titlePRO-VE 2016
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period3/10/165/10/16

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Design science
Resources
Ecosystem
Innovation
Collaborative networks
Managers
Participation
Competitive advantage

Keywords

  • innovation ecosystems
  • collaborative networks
  • innovation management
  • design science
  • ARA (actors, resources, and activities) model

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Valkokari, K., Amitrano, C. C., Bifulco, F., & Valjakka, T. (2016). Managing Actors, Resources, and Activities in Innovation Ecosystems: A Design Science Approach. In Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: PRO-VE 2016 (pp. 521-530). Springer. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol.. 480 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45390-3_44
Valkokari, Katri ; Amitrano, Cristina C. ; Bifulco, Francesco ; Valjakka, Tiina. / Managing Actors, Resources, and Activities in Innovation Ecosystems : A Design Science Approach. Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: PRO-VE 2016. Springer, 2016. pp. 521-530 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 480).
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Valkokari, K, Amitrano, CC, Bifulco, F & Valjakka, T 2016, Managing Actors, Resources, and Activities in Innovation Ecosystems: A Design Science Approach. in Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: PRO-VE 2016. Springer, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 480, pp. 521-530, 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, 3/10/16. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45390-3_44

Managing Actors, Resources, and Activities in Innovation Ecosystems : A Design Science Approach. / Valkokari, Katri; Amitrano, Cristina C.; Bifulco, Francesco; Valjakka, Tiina.

Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: PRO-VE 2016. Springer, 2016. p. 521-530 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 480).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Valkokari K, Amitrano CC, Bifulco F, Valjakka T. Managing Actors, Resources, and Activities in Innovation Ecosystems: A Design Science Approach. In Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: PRO-VE 2016. Springer. 2016. p. 521-530. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 480). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-45390-3_44