GBI Seminar Series: Let’s take the ecosystem analogy seriously!

Webinar organised by GSBL Research Incubator and the Global Business Innovation ECP. Prof. Ritala will discuss and reflect on the increasing adoption of ecosystem analogy in business research and practice. He will also discuss several published and ongoing ecosystem research papers and projects, in which he has been involved in.

Paavo Ritala, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) is a Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the School of Business and Management at LUT University, Finland. His main research themes include collaborative innovation, knowledge sharing and protection, coopetition, platforms and ecosystems, as well as sustainable value creation. His research has been published in journals such as Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, Technovation, California Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, and British Journal of Management. He is also closely involved with business practice through company-funded research projects, executive and professional education programs, and in speaker and advisory roles. 

Currently he teaches in courses "Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management and Innovation" and "Sustainable Strategy", as well as in MBA courses related to digital strategy. He is also Head of Doctoral Programme of Business and Management at LUT University.

Prof. Ritala currently serves as an Associate Editor of R&D Management (ABDC A-ranked), and on editorial board of Journal of Product Innovation Management (ABDC A*-ranked). He has over 100 peer-reviewed journal/book publications with a H-index of 38.


For more information: Associate Professor Joona Keränen, GSBL (


The webinar is open for all interested RMIT staff and HDR students. Please register here and an event link will be provided to registered participants closer to the event date.


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