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Service Transfer from an Intermediary Organisation from the Usa to the Nordic Context: A Case Study

Matti Muhos, Jukka Majava and Martti Saarela
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Matti Muhos: Oulu University, Finland
Martti Saarela: Oulu University, Finland

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Abstract: Innovation ecosystems are considered vital worldwide, and several organisations have been established to catalyse regional innovation and growth. In 1985, the intermediary organisation CONNECT was founded in San Diego, California, USA. This organisation has been very successful in supporting local innovation, and many regions have tried to replicate its success. CONNECT’s activities in San Diego have consistently generated strong results. However, there is little knowledge about the transferability of CONNECT to other international business contexts. Our case study bridges this gap by analysing the service transfer processes in the CONNECT network in two international contexts, Sweden and Norway. The study is based on experiences of service transfers in the Scandinavian context, CONNECT in Sweden and CONNECT in Norway. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews. The transfer of CONNECT services, including the services implemented in the case countries, is analysed and the lessons learnt are discussed.

Keywords: cross-border service transfer; intermediary organisation; business growth; CONNECT; Sweden; Norway; California (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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