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Managing Innovation Networks: Exploring Coopetition Dynamics in Innovation Ecosystems
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Companies increasingly rely on external partners when starting their innovation initiatives. Emergent innovation ecosystems of heterogeneous actors proved to be successful in leveraging combined competence for the creation of the new ventures. However, constantly changing environment of simultaneous competition and cooperation – coopetition, presents a challenge for the ecosystem management. Drawing on the network orchestration and coopetition research, I analyze management practices and coopetition dynamics in the digital creative industry in Northern Sweden. Based on the analysis, I offer two main contributions. First, I provide a detailed account of innovation ecosystem orchestration within the digital creative industry, including its chronological evolution and the challenges related to it. Second, the application of coopetition notion to the innovation ecosystem context brings forward tensions that should be further scrutinized in order to develop better management practices for such innovation networks. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informatik Student Paper Master (INFSPM), 2014.15
Keyword [en]
Innovation ecosystem, coopetition, network orchestration
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Information Systems Other Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90139OAI: diva2:726092
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Master's Programme in IT Management
Available from: 2014-06-18 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-06-18Bibliographically approved

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