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Pikkarainen, M., Ervasti, M., Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, P., & Nätti, S. 2017. Orchestration Roles to Facilitate Networked Innovation in a Healthcare Ecosystem. Technology Innovation Management Review, 7(9): 30-43.

Orchestration roles to facilitate networked innovation in a healthcare ecosystem

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Author: Pikkarainen, Minna1; Ervasti, Mari1; Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, Pia2;
Organizations: 1VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
2Oulu Business School
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Carleton University, 2017
Publish Date: 2021-03-25


This study examines orchestration roles in a networked innovation context characterized by significant transformation. In particular, an exploratory case study approach is taken to study the roles of innovation network orchestrators and their actions to facilitate networked activities in different phases of the innovation process. The context of the case study, a healthcare ecosystem that aims to co-create technological innovations to support the pediatric surgery journey, provides valuable insights about orchestration and adds knowledge on specific limitations set by the orchestrator-specific and context-related issues in a professional context. The findings of this study highlight the need for careful coordination that allows shared understanding of the goals of the orchestration process and achievable innovation implementations. It is shown that parallel, evolving, and even changing orchestrator roles are needed in complex networked innovation settings.

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Series: Technology innovation management review
ISSN: 1927-0321
ISSN-E: 1927-0321
ISSN-L: 1927-0321
Volume: 7
Issue: 9
Pages: 30 - 43
DOI: 10.22215/timreview/1104
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
Copyright information: © 2017 The authors. This article has been published under a CC BY licence.