Innovation community governance The case of Skåne Food Innovation Network
2010 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Purpose – The aim of the paper is to investigate the emerging and subtle role of the
intermediaries or knowledge brokers and how to increase the learning and development of the
innovation intermediaries with a governance perspective.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper is the elaboration of the Mintzberg idea of
rebuilding companies as communities to foster innovation in communities by using specially
designed meeting format called systemic meeting.
Findings – There are emerging patterns of the firms creating value networks to accelerate
innovation and share knowledge. Intermediaries or knowledge brokers acting as an interface
between seekers and solvers will need different mindset or approach to innovation with more
of governance perspective than that of government.
Originality/value – This paper extends the understanding of the intermediaries and proposed
a new systemic approach to the Innovation intermediaries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
intermediaries, knowledge broker, open innovation, communities, storytelling, governance
Social Sciences Engineering and Technology Agricultural Sciences Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6481Local ID: 2320/7347OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6481DiVA: diva2:887177
9th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management 26 – 28 May 2010, Wageningen, Netherlands