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Defence of dissertation in the field of industrial engineering and management, Jari Laine, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Not just a happenstance – serendipitous innovation in inter-firm networks
Väitöstilaisuus DI Jari Laine

The dissertation "Serendipitous innovation in inter-firm networks" was focused on the formation and governance of a voluntary, loosely connected but goal orientated network of firms based on local accumulation of knowledge and operating under serendipitous circumstances. As the result of this study, a conceptual model of the network evolution process is presented, suggesting that serendipitous innovation networks built and governed as presented, can be used to search for solutions to complex problems.

Opponent: Professor Markku Sotarauta, University of Tampere, Finland

Custos: Professor Eila Järvenpää, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Contact information: Jari Laine, +358 050 567 7226, [email protected]

Electronic dissertation

The dissertation is publicly displayed 10 days before the defence at the noticeboard of the School of Science in Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.

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