Vinit Parida received the Ph.D. degree in entrepreneurship from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, in 2010. He is currently the chaired professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the same university. He is also affiliated with the University of South-Eastern Norway. His research interests include how companies can evolve their business to higher profitability with digitalization through servitization and business model innovation in collaboration with leading companies in different industries.



4 Ecosystem Strategies for Digitalization: Insights from the Swedish Mining Industry

Orchestrator, dominator, complementor, and protector: these are four ecosystem strategies toward digitalization. In this case study, we look at an equipment supplier wanting to participate in digitalization initiatives of its industrial customers, so it must configure an ecosystem strategy to align with multiple partners.

Systematic Idea Generation and Organizational Capabilities for Front-End Innovation Performance in SMEs

This study seeks to answer two key questions about the front-end innovation: when do idea generation activities involving internal and external partner’s payoff, and which organizational capabilities support idea generation activities for achieving high front-end performance?