Dynamizing Innovation Systems through Induced Innovation Networks: A Conceptual Framework and the Case of the Oil Industry in Brazil


  • Ivan Pellegrin
  • Moisés Villamil Balestro Doctor in Social Sciences and Professor at Universidade de Brasília, Brasília – Brazil.
  • José Antônio Valle Júnior Doctor in Management and Professor at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo – Brazil
  • Sérgio Luiz Vaz Dias Doctor in Production Engineering and Professor at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, São Leopoldo – Brazil –




innovation networks, innovation systems, coordination, policy, supply chain, oil and gas industry.


Based on the evolution of National, Regional, Sectoral and Technological Innovation Systems concepts, a conceptual framework is proposed to explain the configuration and coordination of innovation networks through an induction process. The networks may better cope with the growing complexity in innovation processes by promoting a more fine-tuning articulation between the innovation systems’ elements. The Induced Innovation Network suggested by the article is particularly relevant in less matured Innovation Systems. The framework proposed is illustrated with the case of the PETRO-RS Network, a multi-sectoral innovation network located in the South of Brazil.


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Author Biography

Ivan Pellegrin

Doctor in Production Engineering and Production Engineering Consultant at Produttare, Porto Alegre – Brazil


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Pellegrin, I., Balestro, M. V., Júnior, J. A. V., & Vaz Dias, S. L. (2010). Dynamizing Innovation Systems through Induced Innovation Networks: A Conceptual Framework and the Case of the Oil Industry in Brazil. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 5(3), 15–35. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242010000300002



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