Living Labs as Tools for Open Innovation

COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGIES, No. 74, p. 75, 2nd quarter 2009

20 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2010

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Niklas Z. Kviselius

Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Marketing and Strategy

per andersson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 1, 2009

Abstract

This paper presents a Living Lab in Stockholm as a focal point for discussing how the Living Lab concept can be extended and used for engaging in multi-organizational open innovation. Although Living Labs have been found to have potential for driving innovation through collaboration, more research is necessary to find tangible ways of organizing this kind of collaboration. The paper is explorative and empirically induced from an ongoing development and practical implementation of a Living Lab at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport - Sweden's largest airport situated outside Stockholm. This Airport Living Lab involves a number of large industrial and academic stakeholders aiming at ensuring multi-organizational innovation delivery. Of special interest is how the Living Lab concept should evolve to continue creating conditions for user-oriented innovations through multi-organizational collaboration which would not necessarily take place otherwise. Congruent with the explorative aim of the paper it ends up in a discussion about five propositions that should be on the agenda of research and implementation for Living Lab founders in the coming years.

Keywords: Living Labs, Open innovation, Electronic Collaboration Tools

JEL Classification: O31,O32,O33

Suggested Citation

Kviselius, Niklas Z. and andersson, per, Living Labs as Tools for Open Innovation (June 1, 2009). COMMUNICATIONS & STRATEGIES, No. 74, p. 75, 2nd quarter 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1559088

Niklas Z. Kviselius (Contact Author)

Stockholm School of Economics - Department of Marketing and Strategy ( email )

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Per Andersson

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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