Value Creation from Networked Foresighting in the EIT ICT Labs

XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets; Challenges for Sustainable Growth, Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 June 2013

20 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2013

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Tobias Heger

University of Potsdam - Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship; EIT ICT Labs Germany GmbH

Magnus Boman

KTH/ICT/SCS

Date Written: June 16, 2013

Abstract

Results from an in-depth study of networked foresighting are presented, and the added value for the nodes in the network forming the organization under study analyzed. The network’s nodes use the results to a very high degree for data collection and activity initiation. Benefits include new insights and outside opinions from a trusted network. Foresighting results are used less for sensitive aspects such as guidance for strategy, decision-making and fundamental organizational issues such as path-dependency. Here, the results were found to be too general and not applicable to needs. The network itself benefits from foresight in most known ways, i.e. for triggering responses, starting and facilitating strategic discussions and change, identifying needed resources, and several secondary uses. New aspects valid for the network itself but less for its nodes were identified.

Keywords: Corporate Foresight, Networked Foresight, Innovation Networks, Collaboration for Innovation, Open Innovation

JEL Classification: E17, M1, M19, O32, O33

Suggested Citation

Heger, Tobias and Boman, Magnus, Value Creation from Networked Foresighting in the EIT ICT Labs (June 16, 2013). XXIV ISPIM Conference - Innovating in Global Markets; Challenges for Sustainable Growth, Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 June 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2297218 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2297218

Tobias Heger (Contact Author)

University of Potsdam - Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship ( email )

Potsdam
Germany
+49 30 3450 6690 123 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/ime/index.html

EIT ICT Labs Germany GmbH ( email )

Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
Berlin, 10115
Germany
+49 30 3450 6690 123 (Phone)
+49 30 3450 6690 102 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.eitictlabs.eu/about-us/nodes-co-location-centres/berlin/

Magnus Boman

KTH/ICT/SCS ( email )

Lindstedtsvägen 30-100 44
Stockholm, SE-100 44
Sweden

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