Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Gabrielsson, Mika
Organisation UEF
Project title BUSINESS MODELS OF BORN GLOBALS IN FOREST-BASED BIOECONOMY
Decision No. 307483
Decision date 16.12.2016
Funding period 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020
Funding 456 275
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Project description
In Finland bioeconomy is very much connected to the forest sector and forest-based resources.We challenge the traditional sector-based and linear thinking and take the perspective of innovative firms offering new products, solutions and channels for the emerging bioeconomy:(1)On one hand we investigate born-global companies that are outside of the traditional forest-sector and we look for indications of emerging and new cross-sectoral business models and networks in the bioeconomy-related fields:“Outside-in” perspective. (2)On the other hand we analyse established forest sector companies and their value networks which are being built around biorefineries that take the opportunities arising in the bioeconomy:“Inside-out” perspective.Through comparative analysis of these business actors, we expand the existing knowledge about potential usage of forest-based resources and value creation alternatives, and seek for business model innovations for sustainable growth within bioeconomy sector.