Scalability of urban innovations - Case: the role of network management in business transformation

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Kotamäki, Elisa 2014-01-15T08:53:21Z 2014-01-15T08:53:21Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Objectives of the study Innovation promotion is an important part of technological development and a crucial factor for the effective diffusion of innovations. Many of the current important social challenges are connected to urban environments and demand new innovative solutions. Therefore, there is a clear need to find new ways to speed up the dissemination and scalability of urban innovations to a larger scale than earlier. The objective of this study is to discuss the factors which affect the scalability of urban innovations and find out different means to improve the scaling-up process based on the literature review. Furthermore, the goal is to identify the role of value networks and network management in the successful implementation of urban innovations. Empirical objectives are to examine through interviews the role of network management in the loft construction process as well as in business transformation. Academic background and methodology This study provides an overview of urban innovations and scaling-up literature, considering loft construction as an urban innovation and a subject for case study. The study uses a qualitative case study approach to find answers to the research questions. The problems are approached via a literature review which gives the basis for identifying the factors and elements of scaling-up urban innovations. Interviews are chosen as a primary method of data collection and targeted mainly to cover professionals in the loft construction process. Findings and conclusions As a result, the determinants of scalability of urban innovations were identified and key factors for successful scaling-up were presented. The research concluded that the scalability of urban innovations is a complex process which demands support from many different actors during a long lasting process. The essential role of networks and proper network management are emphasized especially in the planning and initial phases of the scaling-up processes of new innovations. In business transformation, the role of management is dependent on the nature of transformation and company's gained knowledge of the new business area. en
dc.format.extent 101
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Scalability of urban innovations - Case: the role of network management in business transformation en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Tieto- ja palvelutalouden laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Information and Service Economy en
dc.subject.keyword urban innovation
dc.subject.keyword scaling-up
dc.subject.keyword diffusion
dc.subject.keyword network management
dc.subject.keyword business transformation
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201501221434
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Logistics en
dc.programme.major Logistiikka fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon logistiikka
dc.subject.helecon logistics
dc.subject.helecon innovaatiot
dc.subject.helecon innovations
dc.subject.helecon kaupungit
dc.subject.helecon towns
dc.subject.helecon diffuusio
dc.subject.helecon diffusion
dc.subject.helecon mittakaava
dc.subject.helecon scale
dc.subject.helecon verkostot
dc.subject.helecon networks
dc.subject.helecon liiketalous
dc.subject.helecon business economics
dc.subject.helecon muutos
dc.subject.helecon change
dc.ethesisid 13444 2013-12-05
dc.location P1 I

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