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Innovation Orchestration Matching Network Types and Orchestration Profiles


Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen,
Kristian Moller
Aalto University
Kristian Moller and Satu Natti

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The paper was published at the 27th IMP-conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2011.


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Various forms of innovation networks and coalitions are becoming central in constructing new technologies and business fields. Yet only scant knowledge exists of the deliberate orchestration of these networks. We identify four innovation network types - science networks, innovation coalitions, dominant design networks, and application and commercialization networks - and argue that they differ in terms of how they are orchestrated. Proposing six orchestration dimensions, we construct detailed orchestration profile for each type of innovation network. The resulting contingency model for orchestrating innovation networks contributes significantly to the theory of network management and suggests several managerial implications.

Keywords: Innovation networks, innovation coalitions, network orchestration, innovation orchestration, network management, innovation management, orchestration profiles