Scientific publications

This page features a collated list of publications written and contributed to by members of the ATARCA consortium during the lifetime of the project. NOTE: Several conference papers are accepted, but have not yet been presented.

Journal articles (project results)

A complexity management approach to servitization: The role of digital platforms

Ville Eloranta, Marco Ardolino, Nicola Saccani

The use of sNFTs and anti-rival accounting in general increases the complexity of platform systems: the interdependencies between different actors are diversified in the areas of organizing collective creation and governing the resulting system. To maintain efficiency, increasing complexity must be managed. The study reported in the paper develops a conceptual framework to describe complexity management mechanisms in digital platforms’. In particular, it shows how synergies are allowed between complexity reduction and absorption mechanisms. The paper uses internet-of-things -based service business as a context, and the framework is directly applicable to anti-rival systems and ATARCA cases. International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Open Access Status: Gold.

What is a business model – for products, platforms, or ecosystems?

Hakanen, Esko

The paper presents a context-specific approach to evaluating business models. The mechanisms for value creation and value sharing are different in ecosystems than in traditional product-based businesses. Hence, the presented argumentation helps ATARCA in conceptualizing the pilot experiments from the business model perspective, emphasizing the need to identify systems of activities among a diverse set of participants. Journal of Business Models. Open Access Status: Green.

National states, transnational institutions, and hegemony in the EU

Costas Lapavitsas, Sergi Cutillas

The article scans the current state of the political economy of Europe and indirectly offers a rationale for exploring new decentralized financial and economic structures such as the ones explored in ATARCA. This may offer a counterweight to current centralized economic and social structures, which could help Europe find a new path towards greater social justice and economic vigor. Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review. Open Access Status: Green.

Extensions of citizenship? Exploring digital, global and environmental citizenship education

Anna Björk, Claire Shaw

This paper explores how the classical dimensions of citizenship (access, rights, duties and participation) play out in curricula for digital citizenship. The results open up an additional dimension to the societal impact of emerging digital technologies (such as the ones being developed in ATARCA) and the way they shape human interaction and membership in communities. Postcolonial Directions in Education. Open Access Status: Gold

Overcoming data gaps for an efficient circular economy: A case study on the battery materials ecosystem

Rodrigo Serna-Guerrero, Sara Ikonen, Oona Kallela, Esko Hakanen

Efficient data exchange and utilization are fundamental for the development of industrial ecosystems. This paper explores the potential and requirements for facilitating a functioning data economy in an asset-intensive industry context: metals and mining. It was found that companies collect information that is relevant to other stakeholders but do not openly share, utilize, or combine such data at the system level. The incentives for more open collaboration are unclear, calling for more work on establishing new practices and strategies aligned with digital goods – such as anti-rival business models. Journal of Cleaner Production. Open Access Status: Gold

Articles for conferences

From transactional to a devoted relationship – toward performance-based service system governance

Ilmari Veijola, Esko Hakanen, Risto Rajala

Data economy often requires collaboration that spans established organizational boundaries. The study presents the successful partnership of two large corporations – Siemens and NestlĂ© – to modernize, automatize and optimize a production plant in Juuka, Finland. The collaboration relies on a smart service system that is exogenous to either organization, enabling an autonomous entity to benefit and profit both companies. The paper provides an interesting reference to the anti-rival value systems to be designed in ATARCA. Proceedings of the 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Towards a Shared Understanding in Transdisciplinary, Experiential Entrepreneurial Education

Apurva Ganoo, Ville Eloranta

The results of the paper conceptualize the key factors to consider when implementing transdisciplinary experiential entrepreneurship learning methods. The link to ATARCA primarily lies in utilizing and understanding the benefits of experiential learning methods towards entrepreneurship and helping to not only educate but shape tomorrow’s workforce and economy. Proceedings of the 31st RESER International Conference.

Aligning Ecosystems with Shared Logic

Annika Bengts, Ville Eloranta, Esko Hakanen

This study helps to understand the alignment between ecosystem actors and performed activities, referred to as the creation of ‘shared logic’. The shared logic provides an artifact to align value creation and sharing activities between the ecosystem members that is crucial for the growth of ecosystems or communities without centralized governance. Hence, understanding the shared logic creation further helps in redefining business models, altering operational structures, and adopting strategic changes that are required in ecosystem creation. Proceedings of the 31st RESER International Conference.

The Privacy Paradox in Social Media: A system dynamics analysis

Ektor Arzoglou, Yki Kortesniemi, Sampsa Ruutu, Tommi Elo

The paper describes how even strong ethical value (privacy), is overcome via the overpowering effect of the social norm dynamics causing a violation of the said value at the behavioural level, i.e., the paradox. Any official accounting, and especially the unit of account property of a currency, is determined strongly by the social norm dynamics, making its management one of the core interactions in making antirival accounting function successfully and increasing its sustainability as a system. Presented at International Conference on Computational Science.

Towards a Serious Game on Data Sharing in Business Ecosystems

Ulriikka JĂ€rvihaavisto, Mikael Öhman, Riitta Smeds

This paper explores a serious game design to study data sharing in centralized and decentralized business ecosystems. Presented at IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems.

The Web3 Digital Citizen: Implications of Web3 for digital citizenship education

Claire Shaw

This paper uses qualitative content analysis to examine how Web3 is articulated in public discourse and identifies the main characteristics and technologies that distinguish it from previous versions of digitally-based interactions, finally identifying implications of Web3 for digital citizenship education. This paper contributes to a building a more focused understanding of Web3 and the educational implications of Web3 technologies, such as the cryptographic tokens used in ATARCA. Presented at ECPR General Conference, August 2022.

Data sharing in business ecosystems: A systematic literature review

Ulriikka JĂ€rvihaavisto, Mikael Öhman

This paper presents a systematic literature review on data sharing in business ecosystems. It clarifies different governance mechanisms that are used to data sharing in different types of ecosystems.

Creation, Control, and Co-existence as the Foundations of Experiential Entrepreneurial Education

Apurva Ganoo, Ville Eloranta

This paper links to ATARCA by providing understanding to the value and foundations of experiential entrepreneurial education in transferring relevant and valuable learning objectives to students. The paper also invites discussions on incorporating relevant aspects such as business models and creativity within project-based learning – and exploring the best teaching and learning methods for such topics and themes. To be presented in Academy of Management Proceedings 2022.

Forming digital commons: The role of signaling and sociology of translation in decentralized systems

Esko Hakanen, Ville Eloranta, Claire Shaw

This paper proposes signaling systems as a form of ecosystem alignment. Signaling systems support anti-rival accounting and incentivization, as they help to acknowledge and credit actions that are beneficial to the ecosystem and help the collective toward the shared goal. Signals are inherently anti-rival, as their supply is not limited, their value does not rely on scarcity, and their prevalence will instead increase the value of the signals. A well-functioning signaling system increases alignment among the ecosystem members. To be presented in Academy of Management Proceedings 2022.

Journal articles – linked to ATARCA

Transformative governance of innovation ecosystems

Totti KönnölÀ, Ville Eloranta, Taija Turunen, Ahti Salo

Increasing collective creation in ecosystems, resource co-production, and anti-rivalry hold significant consequences for our societies, so it is essential to view the to-be-designed institutional structures from the societal and policy maker perspective–what are the essential characteristics of such systems that the policy maker needs to be aware of when steering societal action. In the article, the notion of transformative governance is elaborated, seeking to improve the adaptiveness and resilience of the ecosystem and orchestrate socio-technical transformation. A conceptual framework is developed for the transformative governance of complex innovation ecosystems. The framework is directly applicable to anti-rival systems and ATARCA cases. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Open Access Status: Gold.

Improving IoT Federation Resiliency With Distributed Ledger Technology

Tommi M. Elo, Sampsa Ruutu, Ektor Arzoglou, Yki Kortesniemi, Dmitrij Lagutin, Veria Hoseini, George C. Polyzos

The paper presents a System Dynamics simulation model based on the archetypal Accidental Adversaries interaction. The model describes how DLTs can be used to keep collaboration from collapsing in the joint open effort (federation) where value creation depends on both competition and collaboration. Management of this described interaction and tension is at the core of any antirival system which has to function successfully in the world established and maintained by rival accounting. IEEE Access. Open Access Status: Gold.

Managing the disruption of mobility services: How to align the value propositions of key ecosystem players

Joel Wolff, Esko Hakanen

This paper studies an ongoing disruption in mobility services where disruptive innovation forces either new ecosystems to emerge, or existing ecosystems and networks to transform. The paper provides a contextual suggestion for aligning the value propositions of industry incumbents to cater for the new technology, which has theoretical implications for accelerating the adoption of any disruptive technology provided by emerging ecosystems. Technology Innovation Management Review. Open Access Status: Gold.

Crowdsourcing properties and mechanisms of mega hackathons: The case of Junction

Alireza Jaribion, Siavash H. Khajavi, Ulriikka JÀrvihaavisto, Iiro Nurmi, Robin Gustafsson, Jan Holmström

This paper studies the distinctive characteristics of hackathons as community crowdsourcing events. The study explores various motivations of different community members to join value co-creation.  IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Open Access Status: Gold.

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