Networks of Growth

The Case of Young Innovative Companies in Finland

Jukka Huhtamäki, Kaisa Still, Minna Isomursu, Martha Russell, Neil Rubens

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Abstract

In this paper, we explore a vital part of the Finnish innovation ecosystem: young, innovative companies that are supported for fast international growth. Highlighting the importance of networks, we proceed to analyze the perceived existing relationships these companies have with other companies, financing organizations as well as with individuals taking part in their co-creation. We propose that these existing relationships, or connections, may be used to explain the firm as a resource integrator within a network, contributing to its growth and success. Overall, we propose that network analysis and resulting network visualizations can provide novel insights into the understanding of possibilities for global growth and success.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
EditorsCarla Vivas, Fernando Lucas
Pages307-315
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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Innovation
Financing
Network analysis
Ecosystem
Integrator
Visualization
Co-creation

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Huhtamäki, J., Still, K., Isomursu, M., Russell, M., & Rubens, N. (2012). Networks of Growth: The Case of Young Innovative Companies in Finland . In C. Vivas, & F. Lucas (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (pp. 307-315)
Huhtamäki, Jukka ; Still, Kaisa ; Isomursu, Minna ; Russell, Martha ; Rubens, Neil. / Networks of Growth : The Case of Young Innovative Companies in Finland . Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. editor / Carla Vivas ; Fernando Lucas. 2012. pp. 307-315
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Huhtamäki, J, Still, K, Isomursu, M, Russell, M & Rubens, N 2012, Networks of Growth: The Case of Young Innovative Companies in Finland . in C Vivas & F Lucas (eds), Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. pp. 307-315.

Networks of Growth : The Case of Young Innovative Companies in Finland . / Huhtamäki, Jukka; Still, Kaisa; Isomursu, Minna; Russell, Martha; Rubens, Neil.

Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. ed. / Carla Vivas; Fernando Lucas. 2012. p. 307-315.

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