Inonvation Processes in the Ecosystem: From Focal Actor and Dyad to Collaboration

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Purpose: Digitization in particular is changing the governance structures in supply chains more and more in the direction of ecosystems, here understood from a perspective of ecosystems as a structure. Instead of focal actors or strong dyadic relationships, the focus is more clearly on the collaboration of several autonomous organizations. In consequence, typical development processes that have often grown over decades, only appear partially compatible with this perspective. This paper aims to stimulate a debate on inter-organizational innovation processes in an ecosystem context.
Design/methodology/approach: The authors combine the perspective of ecosystems with the knowledge of inter-organizational collaboration in product and service development.
Findings: The paper highlights the challenge of governance and openness within inter-organizational innovation processes in the changing context of ecosystems vs. supply chains.
Research limitations/implications: This is an explorative study that provides potential starting points for further analysis of inter-organizational innovation and development processes in the emerging context of ecosystems. Practical implications Collaboration within ecosystems represents an immanent challenge for current mangers in the field. Starting points for improving this are urgently requested.
Original/value: The combination of research in ecosystem structure with that on innovation processes appears a under researched but emerging area in supply chain management. We stimulate a debate for further research in this area.
StatusUdgivet - 2023
BegivenhedThe 35th NOFOMA Conference 2023: Annual Nordic Logistics Research Network Conference - Helsinki – Espoo, Finland
Varighed: 14 jun. 202316 jun. 2023
Konferencens nummer: 35


KonferenceThe 35th NOFOMA Conference 2023
ByHelsinki – Espoo