Categorization of Innovation Tools in Living Labs
Leminen, Seppo; Westerlund, Mika (2017)
Talent First Network
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Leminen S., Westerlund M., (2017). Categorization of Innovation Tools in Living Labs. , Talent First Network. URN:NBN:fi:amk-201801251630
This article examines the link between innovation processes and the use of innovation tools in living labs. So doing, it develops a conceptual framework based on the literature to analyze 40 living labs in different countries. The study contributes to the discussion on living labs by introducing a new typology of living labs based on their innovation process characteristics and usage of tools: linearizer, iterator, mass customizer, and tailor. Moreover, it proposes three ways to organize innovation activities in living labs. The article concludes by providing a set of implications to theory and practice, and suggesting directions for future research on living labs.