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Re-imagining the Forest: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development for Finnish Cellulosic Materials

Publication Details
Authors: Haarla Ainomaija, Hakala Henri, O'Shea Greg
Editors of book: Leitão J., Alves H., Krueger N., Park J.
Publishing place: Cham, Switzerland
Publication year: 2018
Language: English
Title of parent publication: Entrepreneurial, Innovative and Sustainable Ecosystems. Applying Quality of Life Research (Best Practices)
ISBN: 978-3-319-71013-6
eISBN: 978-3-319-71014-3
JUFO-Level of this publication: 2
Open Access: Not an Open Access publication
Location of the parallel saved publication: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-71014-3_10


This case narrates the story of the creation
of a Finnish Cellulose Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and its emergence
through a series of community-based phase transitions during the years

The case is explained by
participants in the process who conducted and took part in a combination
of more than 100 interviews and meetings. In the case, we explain the
transition through phases of community: from a community of dreams
through a community of inquiry towards a community of commerce, as the
ecosystem emerges. The phases and transitions are characterised and
driven by actors playing critical roles. These roles are identified in
the phases along with the key processes that the actors lead and
participate in.

The implications of the
case are that entrepreneurial ecosystems can be created and driven
through a bottom-up, community-based approach, driven by forms of public
finance, as opposed to the creation of a hub-centred, more top-down
model of development, and further that an understanding of roles and
microprocesses can contribute to the building, organising and
coordinating of ecosystem development.

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