Relational capital for shared vision in innovation ecosystems

In: Triple Helix
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  • 1 mediaX at Stanford University, Cordura Hall, 210 Panama Street, USA
  • 2 Tampere University of Technology, Korkeakoulunkatu 3, Finland
  • 3 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Kaitoväylä 1, Finland
  • 4 Graduate School of Information Systems, University of Electro-Communications, 182-8585, Japan
  • 5 Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Interactive Computing and Tennenbaum Institute, 85 Fifth Street NW, USA

This paper provides an evidence-based approach to understanding the relationship infrastructure of spatially defined innovation ecosystems in three metropolitan areas. With the Triple Helix framework, the ecosystem perspective, and shared vision for transformation initiatives, we explore relationships as structure in the metropolitan areas of Austin, TX; Minneapolis, MN; and Paris, France. Network metrics are interpreted as indicators of relational capital; and network visualizations reveal distinct patterns of relational space that structure business ecosystems at the enterprise, growth, and startup levels in each geographic area. We illustrate that network metrics, relationship indicators, and their visualization can be valuable resources for quantitatively and qualitatively investigating and analyzing the complexities of engagement, agility, vitality, linking, and embeddedness in innovation ecosystems. We suggest that data-driven indicators of relational capital may be used for network orchestration, evidence-based policy, and the development of shared vision in spatially defined business ecosystems.

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