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Malm, H., Pikkarainen, M., & Hyrkäs, E. (2020). Impact of coupled open innovation on company business models: A case study of demand-driven co-creation. Journal of Innovation Management, 8(3), 75–108.

Impacts of coupled open innovation on company business models : a case study of demand-driven co-creation

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Author: Malm, Heini1; Pikkarainen, Minna2; Hyrkäs, Elina3
Organizations: 1BusinessOulu, Economic Development Organisation, City of Oulu
2University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, Faculty of Medicine, VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland
3University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: University of Porto, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-01-07


Research on open innovation refers to a model in which innovation is driven by the needs of the customer. In the healthcare sector, healthcare organizations are often the core customers for companies that want to use e-health solutions to improve patient care and cost efficiency. We examined the impact of coupled open innovation on companies’ business models. The co-creation between network actors was done in a demand-driven manner based on the needs of healthcare professionals. We present the findings of a longitudinal case study in an international setting. The research generated a new demand-driven coupled open innovation framework that supports companies in the challenging task of exploring economically viable business opportunities. Our paper contributes to the knowledge management and open business model literatures by providing empirical knowledge on the knowledge absorption and impact of coupled open innovation in the company business models in the knowledge-based economy.

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Series: Journal of innovation management
ISSN: 2183-0606
ISSN-L: 2183-0606
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Pages: 75 - 108
DOI: 10.24840/2183-0606_008.003_0006
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 316 Nursing
Funding: We thank the European Commission for the inDemand project funding from the European Union’s H2020 Programme, SC6-CO-CREATION-2016-3, for research, technological development, and demonstration (Grant Agreement no 763735).
EU Grant Number: (763735) inDemand - Demand driven co-creation for public entities
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