Understanding platforms and ecosystems as structures for value co-creation

Katri Valkokari (Corresponding author), Sanna Ketonen-Oksi

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    The ecosystem approach to value co-creation represents a significant departure from the extant literature on innovation management regarding collaboration for innovation. Due to the dominant limited focus of analysis on interactions and value transactions, little is known about how value between multi-actor networks of individuals and organisations is initially co-created in practice. This study contributes new empirical understanding of innovation platforms and ecosystems as structures for value cocreation. Firstly, the importance of a composing phase (platform) in which ecosystem actors are introduced to one another and ideas for collaboration are initiated was identified. Secondly, cocreation phases (or a process) in which the focus is transferred to the development of interactions between actors were observed and practices identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISPIM Innovation Conference 2018
    Subtitle of host publicationInnovation, The Name of the Game
    EditorsI. Bitran, S. Conn, E. Huizingh, O. Kokshagina, M. Torkkeli, M. Tynnhammar
    PublisherInternational Society for Professional Innovation Management ISPIM
    ISBN (Print)978-952-335-218-6
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2018
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventXXIX ISPIM Innovation Conference: Innovation, the Name of the Game - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 17 Jun 201820 Jun 2018

    Publication series

    SeriesLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: Research Reports


    ConferenceXXIX ISPIM Innovation Conference


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