The Smart Factory: Exploring an Open Innovation Solution for Manufacturing Ecosystems

11 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2014  

Agnieszka Radziwon

University of Southern Denmark

Marcel Bogers

University of Copenhagen - Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO)

Arne Bilberg

University of Southern Denmark

Date Written: May 28, 2014

Abstract

Companies, cities, regions and ecosystems are facing increasing challenges due to issues as globalization, competitive pressures, and increased digitalization. At the same time, these issues give rise to an open innovation model that relies on the increased connectivity between various stakeholders to collectively develop better product, services, processes and business models. Such more open models have to support the development of different types of platforms, devices and features that allow for better connectivity, but also create challenges in terms of developing, implementing and understanding such approaches. However, while the emerging literature in open innovation has considered some of these aspects, the notion of openness for process technologies, especially in the context of business ecosystems, is not yet fully understood. With the increasing interest in “smart cities” in the background, we therefore explore how such (combinations of) ecosystems could support a collaborative manufacturing solution — what we may call a “smart factory”.

Suggested Citation

Radziwon, Agnieszka and Bogers, Marcel and Bilberg, Arne, The Smart Factory: Exploring an Open Innovation Solution for Manufacturing Ecosystems (May 28, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2503064 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2503064

Agnieszka Radziwon

University of Southern Denmark ( email )

Alsion 2
Sønderborg, 6400
Denmark

Marcel Bogers (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen - Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) ( email )

Unit for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management
Rolighedsvej 25
Copenhagen, 1958
Denmark

Arne Bilberg

University of Southern Denmark ( email )

Alsion 2
Sønderborg, 6400
Denmark

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