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Article on innovation ecosystems published in Technovation

Professor Ove Granstrand recently published the article “A cooperative game theory systems approach to the value analysis of (innovation) ecosystems” in Technovation. The article focuses on formally defining ecosystems in cooperative and competitive game-theory terms and presents new theory and methods for assessing value creation and capture in them. The article further illustrates how complementary, substitute and legal artifact and actor relations create value and various stylized examples and applications to innovation ecosystems are given. The article is open access and can be found here.

The article was also accompanied by an interview with Professor Granstrand on the background, implications and future research avenues that might arise from the article, which can be viewed here.

’The Economics and Management of Intellectual Property’: All chapters available free online

Now all material from Ove Granstrand’s widely cited work is made available free online, which you can find through ResearchGate. Published more than 20 years ago, this work is based on ten years of research on intellectual property and the global transition towards intellectual capitalism with technology-based corporations as prime movers. Focusing on corporate strategies for innovation and IP, this book serves as a complementary companion to the more recently published ‘Evolving Properties of Intellectual Capitalism’.

All chapters can be found through ResearchGate or the links below:

Getting ready for World Open Innovation Conference

We are just about to open the 8th World Open Innovation Conference, 9-10 December, 2021. It was supposed to be hosted at the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, but due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases it has been moved completely online.

The conference team has worked hard to redesign the conference to a fully digital format, and we look forward to two days of great fun and lots of discussions about open innovation.

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Marcus Holgersson received Best Teacher Award 2021

Marcus Holgersson recently received the Best Teacher Award from the students in the Industrial Engineering and Management program at Chalmers University of Technology. Holgersson received the award for his innovative and fully digital course design and pedagogy in the course Innovation Economics, taught to 3rd year students.

Marcus Holgersson in dialogue with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath in one of the course videos