Renewal through co-creation in business networks

Raimo Hyötyläinen, Katri Valkokari, Petri Kalliokoski

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This article presents four models of business renewal within networks based on a theoretical framework developed from earlier literature.
According to the typical dimensions of business development, our framework distinguishes between the exploitation of present knowledge for efficiency and the exploration of new knowledge for new business development.
Furthermore, the two network development and governance types (i.e., hub-spoke and multiplex) form the other dimension of the framework.
The framework was empirically tested with five case companies and their business networks.
The framework of network models may help managers to structure the business network and its renewal based on the strategic targets of a firm. Furthermore, the theoretical contribution of the paper deepens the understanding of how co-creation and interaction between the participants differ according to business focus and complexity of networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EBRF 2010
EditorsMarko Seppä, Nina Helander, Ilona Ilmonen
PublisherTampere University of Technology
ISBN (Print)978-952-15-2592-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEBRF 2010, Research Forum to Understand Business in Knowledge Society, Co-Creation as a Way Forward - Nokia, Finland
Duration: 15 Sep 201017 Sep 2010


ConferenceEBRF 2010, Research Forum to Understand Business in Knowledge Society, Co-Creation as a Way Forward

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