Innovating in Practice

Perspectives and Experiences

  • Tiziana Russo-Spena
  • Cristina Mele
  • Maaria Nuutinen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tiziana Russo-Spena, Cristina Mele, Maaria Nuutinen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Perspectives: Conceptual Insights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Cristina Mele, Tiziana Russo-Spena, Maaria Nuutinen, Katri Kallio
      Pages 13-41
    3. Melissa Archpru Akaka, Stephen L. Vargo, Heiko Wieland
      Pages 43-57
    4. Suvi Nenonen, Kristian Möller, Kaj Storbacka
      Pages 59-81
    5. Katri Kallio, Tiziana Russo-Spena, Inka Lappalainen, Cristina Mele
      Pages 83-109
  4. Perspectives: A Practice-Based View

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Cristina Mele, Tiziana Russo-Spena
      Pages 113-137
    3. Stefano Pace, Antonella Carù, Bernard Cova
      Pages 139-157
    4. Daniela Corsaro, Roberta Sebastiani, Cristina Mele
      Pages 159-178
    5. Kirsti Mäensivu, Marja Toivonen, Karo Tammela
      Pages 179-202
  5. Perspectives: Conceptual Merging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Tiziana Russo-Spena, Maria Colurcio, Monia Melia
      Pages 205-235
    3. Maria Colurcio, Angela Caridà, Bo Edvardsson
      Pages 237-259
    4. Francesco Bifulco, Marco Tregua
      Pages 261-287
  6. Experiences: Customer and Value

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Carol Kelleher, Aonghus Ó. Céilleachair, Anu Helkkula, Joe Peppard
      Pages 291-316
    3. Angela Caridà, Monia Melia, Maria Colurcio
      Pages 339-361
  7. Experiences: Multi Actors and Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 363-363
    2. Maaria Nuutinen, Marko Seppänen, Anssi Smedlund, Eija Kaasinen
      Pages 365-391
    3. Sergio Barile, Francesco Polese, Marialuisa Saviano, Luca Carrubbo
      Pages 417-438
  8. Experiences: Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. Eveliina Saari, Mervi Hasu, Laura Honkaniemi, Katri Kallio, Tiina Tuominen, Mikko Lehtonen
      Pages 463-486
    3. Monica Pedrazza, Riccardo Sartori, Sabrina Berlanda
      Pages 487-507

About this book


​The purpose of the book is to devise an alternative conceptual vocabulary for studying innovation by stressing the role of social, contextual and cultural perspectives. This vocabulary is drawn on a service and on sociological perspectives on innovation based on the ontological assumption that innovation is a value co-creation matter and that it takes place in a reality that is multiple, constructed and socially embedded. The aim is to tackle key issues such as social construction, service innovation, knowledge and learning processes, value (co) creation, innovating and innovation activities networking and collaborative innovation.


Co-innovation Collaborative innovation Constructivism Learning Service dominant logic Service innovation Value-creation

Editors and affiliations

  • Tiziana Russo-Spena
    • 1
  • Cristina Mele
    • 2
  • Maaria Nuutinen
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandVTTFinland

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