Value Creation in Business Ecosystems – A Design Theory for a Reference Model

Item Type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract Business ecosystems are dynamic network structures of autonomous actors who contribute individual resources and capabilities towards a shared purpose. This study proposes a design theory to develop a model that describes the fundamental value creation activities in business ecosystems. This research endeavor is embedded in a consortium research project following design science and builds on both the current body of academic knowledge and the experience of. The paper makes three main contributions. Firstly, the study defines a specific problem space, identifies justificatory knowledge, and develops design requirements and principles as the theory’s core. Secondly, a reference model is developed that describes value creation, providing a conceptual grid for further theoretical analysis. Thirdly, the model provides an analytical framework for practitioners, who need to understand which activities should be performed and how these activates should be configured to generate advantages relative to others.
Authors Betz, Christian & Jung, Reinhard
Journal or Publication Title Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Americas Conference on Information Systems, Montreal, 2021
Language English
Subjects business studies
information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date August 2021
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Event Title Twenty-Seventh Americas Conference on Information Systems
Event Location Montreal
Event Dates 2021
Depositing User Dr. Annamina Rieder
Date Deposited 16 Aug 2021 13:53
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:46


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Betz, Christian & Jung, Reinhard: Value Creation in Business Ecosystems – A Design Theory for a Reference Model. 2021. - Twenty-Seventh Americas Conference on Information Systems. - Montreal.

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