Mastering the Next Industrial Revolution: From product-service solutions to Autonomous Systems (MIDAS)

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The present consortium project "Mastering the Next Industrial Revolution: From product-service solutions to Autonomous Systems (MIDAS)" analyses the digital servitization towards autonomous product-service systems by using the institutional theory and the practice theory as the primary theoretical lenses. Such a perspective and the process methodological approach allow us to understand the change process at multiple levels (from ecosystem-level enablers and disablers to company actors to micro-level activities). The selected theoretical lenses also provide a parsimonious yet comprehensive foundation to explore the digital servitization. The research project contributes through three work packages:

1. The role of social practices in the digital servitization

2. The role of the institutional environment in the digital servitization

3. The interplay between social practices and institutional structures in the digital servitization

Project leader: Marko Kohtamäki, University of Vaasa
Project partner: Risto Rajala research team, Aalto University

Project researchers, University of Vaasa: Tuomas Huikkola, Suvi Einola, Lauri Korkeamäki, Rodrigo Rabetino and Yassine Talaoui.
Funding period:  1.9.2021–31.8.2024
Funding from the Academy of Finland: 198 425 euros (University of Vaasa) and 221 575 euros (Aalto University)

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