Paper info: Innovation opportunities from rebuilding a city: the case of moving the city of Kiruna
Innovation opportunities from rebuilding a city: the case of moving the city of Kiruna
Chelsey Jo Huisman andAnna Bengtson
Place of Publication
The paper was published at the 34th IMP-conference in Sri Lanka in 2018.
This paper is a presentation of a contemporary research project conducted at the Department of Business Studies in Uppsala. The purpose of the study is to learn more about innovation processes from a network perspective. We will do so through a case study of a huge city move in the far North of Sweden following the process of rebuilding the infrastructure of an entire city in real time. We will investigate the innovations created in this process and focus especially on how what is new relates to what is established. The case study view innovation as a result of a number of resource combinations being made within the network. By understanding the decisions made and actions taken by various actors in the resource formation process, we will reach a better understanding of the organization process related to innovation. The potential value of this study is to capture the formation and development of networks as they emerge and organize to further the theoretical insights into the nature of network dynamics and innovation.