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Innovation Ecosystem Emergence Barriers: Institutional Perspective

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Publication Details
Authors: Almpanopoulou Argyro, Ritala Paavo, Blomqvist Kirsimarja
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Title of parent publication: Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Journal acronym: HICSS
Start page: 6357
End page: 6366
Number of pages: 10
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-2-6
ISSN: 1530-1605
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Permanent website address: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/60070
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Innovation ecosystems are built around new technologies, ideas, and innovations and their supporting actors and structures. However, the emergence of ecosystems is constrained by a host of institutional, system-level barriers in the existing organizational field that inhibit the legitimacy, resourcing, and growth of new initiatives. Through an empirical study in the Finnish energy sector, we find a strong and interdependent set of regulative, normative, and cultural–cognitive barriers that restrict the emergence of innovation ecosystems with new technologies. In particular, we identify a set of barriers and related field-sustaining mechanisms. The findings offer important implications for the theory and practice of innovation ecosystem emergence and related system-level barriers.

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