Andrew Van de Ven: Government-University-Industry Ecosystems for Innovation and Economic Development

In this seminar, professor Van de Ven will show some evidence and raise some questions about how Norway compares with other countries on indicators of ecosystems for innovation and economic development.

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Room change: The seminar will be held in Auditorium 6, Eilert Sundt Building.

Ecosystems for innovation and economic development

In this seminar Prof Van de Ven will show some evidence and raise some questions about how Norway compares with other countries on indicators of ecosystems for innovation and economic development.

"Ecosystem" refers to an industrial infrastructure consisting of supply resources (such as education, research, finance), institutional arrangements (laws, regulations, standards, conventions), market demand (knowledgable consumers and competition) and proprietary activities (such as firm R&D, business functions and distribution channels).

Some implications of this ecosystem view will be discussed, including (1) Ecosystems develop unequally and take time; basic research by government and universities often predates proprietary business involvement by 20-40 years. (2) Ecosystems directly influence individual firms' time, cost, and risk of innovation, and (3) Research on the emergence of industrial ecosystems requires engaged scholarship between government, university, and industry stakeholders.

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Bio: Professor Andrew Van de Ven

Andrew H. Van de Ven is Vernon H. Heath Professor of Organizational Innovation and Change in the Carlson School of the University of Minnesota. His research and writings over the years have examined Nominal Group brainstorming techniques, program planning and problem solving, organization design and assessment, inter-organizational relationships, processes of organizational innovation and change, and engaged scholarship. He has published numerous journal articles and 12 books, including: The Innovation Journey (Oxford Univ. Press, 1999, 2008) and Engaged Scholarship (Oxford Univ. Press, 2007), winner of the 2008 Terry Book Award from the Academy of Management.  He was President of the Academy of Management in 2000-2001, and now serves as founding editor of Academy of Management Discoveries.

Published Apr. 14, 2015 3:20 PM - Last modified May 5, 2015 9:52 AM