Towards strategic management of complex systemic innovation environments: Integrating foresight, assessment, system dynamic modelling and societal embedding into a coherent model

Toni Ahlqvist, Mika Nieminen, Anu Tuominen

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    Abstract

    Technological, economic and political changes have also created an environment where economic, social and political changes are transmitted faster than ever. Globalization emphasizes intertwinement of diverse sub-systems (e.g. firms, public administration, third sector, and various administrative sectors) across local, regional, national, and transnational scales. These kinds of dynamics, among others, call for a more systemic innovation policy approach, a holistic way to understand and analyse the complex interaction in networked socio-technical systems. In addition, the developments put more emphasis on strategic leadership and management of innovation policy and related decisions in various organizations from public to private sector. In practice this necessitates new kinds of methods, which strengthen horizontal approaches and steering mechanisms, and which are adaptive and able to respond to the rapidly changing situations (cf. OECD 2005). While there are good attempts to create more comprehensive information generation and management tools for the use of strategic decision-making and management (e.g. Rotmans & Loorbach 2009), there is still a need for more systematic and integrative methods. In this paper, we describe one solution by suggesting a combination of foresight, impact assessment, system dynamic modelling and societal embedding for understanding and managing the complex socio-technical systems
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTowards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms
    Subtitle of host publicationBook of Abstracts – Eu-SPRI Conference 2012
    Place of PublicationStuttgart, Germany
    Pages1-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventEU-SPRI Conference 2012: Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms - Karlsruhe, Germany
    Duration: 12 Jun 201213 Jun 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceEU-SPRI Conference 2012
    CountryGermany
    CityKarlsruhe
    Period12/06/1213/06/12

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    Socio-technical systems
    Political change
    Innovation
    Innovation policy
    System dynamics modeling
    Strategic management
    Foresight
    Economic change
    Management tools
    Strategic leadership
    Management of innovation
    Globalization
    Strategic decision making
    Impact assessment
    Public Administration
    Technological change
    Interaction
    Third sector
    Private sector
    Subsystem

    Keywords

    • Strategic management
    • systemicity
    • innovation environment
    • integration of methods
    • electric vehicles

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    Ahlqvist, T., Nieminen, M., & Tuominen, A. (2012). Towards strategic management of complex systemic innovation environments: Integrating foresight, assessment, system dynamic modelling and societal embedding into a coherent model. In Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms: Book of Abstracts – Eu-SPRI Conference 2012 (pp. 1-5). Stuttgart, Germany.
    Ahlqvist, Toni ; Nieminen, Mika ; Tuominen, Anu. / Towards strategic management of complex systemic innovation environments : Integrating foresight, assessment, system dynamic modelling and societal embedding into a coherent model. Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms: Book of Abstracts – Eu-SPRI Conference 2012. Stuttgart, Germany, 2012. pp. 1-5
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    Ahlqvist, T, Nieminen, M & Tuominen, A 2012, Towards strategic management of complex systemic innovation environments: Integrating foresight, assessment, system dynamic modelling and societal embedding into a coherent model. in Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms: Book of Abstracts – Eu-SPRI Conference 2012. Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 1-5, EU-SPRI Conference 2012, Karlsruhe, Germany, 12/06/12.

    Towards strategic management of complex systemic innovation environments : Integrating foresight, assessment, system dynamic modelling and societal embedding into a coherent model. / Ahlqvist, Toni; Nieminen, Mika; Tuominen, Anu.

    Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms: Book of Abstracts – Eu-SPRI Conference 2012. Stuttgart, Germany, 2012. p. 1-5.

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    Ahlqvist T, Nieminen M, Tuominen A. Towards strategic management of complex systemic innovation environments: Integrating foresight, assessment, system dynamic modelling and societal embedding into a coherent model. In Towards Transformative Governance? Responses to mission-oriented innovation policy paradigms: Book of Abstracts – Eu-SPRI Conference 2012. Stuttgart, Germany. 2012. p. 1-5