University of Oulu

Jukka Majava, Tuomo Kinnunen, Del Foit, Pekka Kess (2017) "Analysing innovation-driven enterprises’ stakeholders in two spatial ICT ecosystems", International Journal of Value Chain Management, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 207–220.

Analysing innovation-driven enterprises' stakeholders in two spatial ICT ecosystems

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Author: Majava, Jukka1; Kinnunen, Tuomo1; Foit, Del2;
Organizations: 1Industrial Engineering and Management University of Oulu P.O. Box 4610 FI-90014, Finland
2Rady School of Management University of California San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 USA
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Inderscience, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-11-27


Innovation-driven enterprises (IDEs) engage with various stakeholders during new product development and commercialisation. Spatial ecosystems in which these enterprises operate provide them with the local business environment for new innovation development. Our study analyses IDEs’ stakeholders in two spatial information and communication technology (ICT) business ecosystems: one in San Diego, California, USA and the other in Oulu, Finland. The study analyses the stakeholders’ presence and their roles to support innovation. The critical stakeholders for supporting innovation-driven enterprises, such as providers of different forms of capital and research institutes, are identified. Our findings suggest that IDEs should exploit the spatial ecosystems by interacting with various stakeholders and by gaining access to local resources to create new innovations. The results of the study are beneficial both for managers of new innovation-driven ventures and decision-makers designing and implementing innovation policies.

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Series: International journal of management and enterprise development
ISSN: 1468-4330
ISSN-E: 1741-8127
ISSN-L: 1468-4330
Volume: 16
Issue: 3
Pages: 207 - 220
DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2017.085041
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
Copyright information: © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.