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Innovation ecosystems: from metaphors to real understanding and practical tool-kits

 

dimitris a new

Yongjiang Shi
Centre for International Manufacturing     
University of Cambridge


Technology & Innovation Management   
EM Lyon Business School

 

Innovation ecosystems: from metaphors to real understanding and practical tool-kit

As businesses become increasingly dynamic and innovation evolves to more open and collaborative approaches, industrialists and academics need to focus attention not only on innovation, but also the associated ecosystems. However, many observations and researchers take innovation ecosystems as a metaphor, as a way to explain the complex relationships and other innovation related phenomena. Although ecosystem research has significantly increased, deep understanding of innovation ecosystems is still some way from being systematic and thorough. This session provides a forum to focus on innovation ecosystems and their exploration