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Exploring innovation ecosystems as networks: Four european cases

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780769556703
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1530-1605


ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Period1/01/00 → …


More often than ever before, innovation takes place in the context of innovation ecosystems. New data, tools, and questions are available for insights on latent structures within innovation ecosystems. Used in concert, socially constructed data and network analysis afford new insights to compare and analyze the structure and dynamics of innovation ecosystems. In this article, we apply a novel approach for exploring innovation ecosystems through networks. Moreover, we investigate whether this new way of measuring innovation produces similar results compared to more traditional indicators, here Innovation Union Scoreboard. We conclude that network analysis of socially constructed data yields into results that are comparable to traditional innovation indicators and, importantly, allows completely new insights into the system-level structure of the innovation ecosystem. The new views allow and indeed call for new ways to conduct decision-making in the context of innovation ecosystems.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Decision-making, Innovation ecosystems, Innovation indicators, Network analysis, Visual analytics

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland