A Tuned Value Chain Model for University Based Public Research Organisation. Case Lut Cst.


  • Vesa Karvonen
  • Matti Karvonen
  • Andrzej Kraslawski




Value chain, public research organization, research collaboration


The Porter´s value chain model was introduced for strategic business purposes. During the last decades also Universities and University based institutes have started to use actions similar to private business concepts. A University based institute is not independent actor like company but there are interest groups who are expecting them to act like they would be. This article discusses about the possibility of utilize tuned value chain to public research organizations (PRO). Also the interactions of tuned value chain model to existing industrial network are discussed. The case study object is the Centre for Separation Technology (CST) at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) in Finland.


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Author Biographies

Vesa Karvonen

Dr., Lappeenranta University of Technology, Director of Centre for Separtion Technology

Matti Karvonen

Dr., Researcher, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Department of Industrial Management

Andrzej Kraslawski

Lappeenranta University of Technology, Professor of Systems Engineering


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How to Cite

Karvonen, V., Karvonen, M., & Kraslawski, A. (2012). A Tuned Value Chain Model for University Based Public Research Organisation. Case Lut Cst. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 7(4), 164–175. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242012000400013



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