Business environment analysis for Port of Oulu industrial campus

University of Oulu researchers have analyzed the business environment around the Port of Oulu industrial campus. A series of workshops for the port and ICT ecosystem stakeholders and follow-up interviews resulted in a thorough understanding of the business ecosystem stakeholders, emerging business opportunities and alternative business models for the digitalization of a complex multi-stakeholder port ecosystem.

References and more information:

  • Ahokangas, M. Matinmikko-Blue, S. Yrjölä & H. Hämmäinen. (2021). Platform configurations for local and private 5G networks in complex industrial multi-stakeholder ecosystems, Telecommunications Policy, Volume 45, Issue 5, 2021.
  • Golzarjannat, P. Ahokangas, M. Matinmikko-Blue & S. Yrjölä. (2021). A business model approach to port ecosystem. Journal of Business Models, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 13-19.
  • Ahokangas, M. Matinmikko-Blue, S. Yrjölä & H. Hämmäinen. (2020). Future 5G platform ecosystems: Case study of a digitalized port stakeholders’ new interactions and value configurations, ITS Europe 2020 Conference. 14th-17th June 2020,
  • Ahokangas, M. Matinmikko-Blue, S. Yrjölä, H. Hämmäinen & M. Iivari. (2021). Assessing Future 5G Business Models by Their Expected performance: Scalability, Replicability, and Sustainability Perspectives. 6th International Conference on New Business Models (NBM 2021).
  • Iivari, P. Ahokangas, M. Matinmikko-Blue & S. Yrjölä. (2021). Opening Closed Business Ecosystem Boundaries with Digital Platforms: Empirical Case of a Port. To appear in X. Ziouvelou & F. McGroarty (eds.) “Emerging Ecosystem-Centric Business Models for Sustainable Value Creation”, IGI Global.
  • 5G fast approaching the world of industry. [News from University of Oulu]
  • Industrial verticals hold the promise for the business of 6G. [News from University of Oulu]
  • Digitalization boosts business. [News from University of Oulu]


Petri Ahokangas, Oulu Business School, University of Oulu
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