Mapping Patterns of Co-innovation Networks

  • Paula UrzeEmail author
  • António Abreu
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 480)


In recent decades a significant research effort has focused on the role of innovation in giving enterprises a competitive advantage, and of socio-economic growth in general. Using the debate about systems as frameworks for innovation and the mapping of stages of innovation as our starting point, this paper aims to introduce an approach to understand the role of different types of co-innovation networks in terms of their capacity to generate novelty in terms of processes and products. The paper’s empirical section is based on one case study about Portugal’s largest highway concessionaire.


Collaborative networks Innovation Types of co-innovation networks 



This work was partially supported by BRISA Innovation and Technology (BIT) through a research and development project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FCT/UNL – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.CIUHCT – Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da TecnologiaCaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.ISEL – Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.CTS – Uninova, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal

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