Title: Business and network models for innovation: strategic logic and the role of network position

Authors: Paavo Ritala; Eelko Huizingh

Addresses: School of Business, Lappeenranta University of Technology, P.O. Box 20, FI-53851 Lappeenranta, Finland ' Department of Innovation Management and Strategy, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands

Abstract: Firms increasingly organise their innovation activities in networked environments, including specific models such as supplier-network innovation, coopetition, or open innovation with a large set of stakeholders. These types of business and network models for innovation are often discussed from one of two main approaches - the strategic or the structural. The strategic approach examines the focus and logic of innovation in networks, and the structural approach analyses the network position and the related value creation and capture possibilities of a focal actor related to the position. In this study, these two approaches are combined in the attempt to provide an overview of this increasingly important topic in innovation management.

Keywords: business models; networks; innovation management; strategy; network position; network models; value creation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2014.064608

International Journal of Technology Management, 2014 Vol.66 No.2/3, pp.109 - 119

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 19 Aug 2014 *

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