Birth and expansion of innovation ecosystems: A case study of copper production

Dedehayir, Ozgur & Seppanen, Marko (2015) Birth and expansion of innovation ecosystems: A case study of copper production. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 10(2), pp. 145-154.

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Abstract

Despite the growing attention innovation ecosystems have received from scholars and practitioners, rather little is known about the crucial birth and expansion phases that these ecosystems experience. Through a single case in the complex product system (CoPS) environment, this paper investigates the development of an innovation ecosystem between 1980 and 2007. The findings demonstrate that the ecosystem’s birth phase includes sub-phases, namely, invention and start-up, where the ecosystem is reconfigured to find the appropriate form and the proper actors to satisfy the first customer’s requirements. Moreover, the duration of the expansion phase is found to be remarkably long, suggesting that within the CoPS setting, expansion may also include two or more sub-phases.

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ID Code: 89700
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Innovation, Ecosystems, Copper Production, Case Study
ISSN: 0718-2724
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2015 22:53
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 23:29

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