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Gomes, J. F., Iivari, M., Pikkarainen, M., & Ahokangas, P. (2018). Business Models as Enablers of Ecosystemic Interaction: A Dynamic Capability Perspective. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), 9(3), 1-13. doi:10.4018/IJSESD.2018070101

Business models as enablers of ecosystemic interaction : a dynamic capability perspective

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Author: Gomes, Julius Francis1; Iivari, Marika1; Pikkarainen, Minna1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: IGI Global, 2018
Publish Date: 2020-09-03


A business ecosystem supports relationships between its stakeholders. Although it has been recognized that ecosystem stakeholders neither solely compete, nor collaborate, but rather co-develop their capabilities, empirically-based research evidence on this interactive co-development in ecosystems remains scarce. The interaction among ecosystem stakeholders is approached from the business model perspective. Accordingly, this article builds on business model literature, and on empirical data gathered within an emerging connected health ecosystem. This article conceptualizes business models as dynamic capabilities that enable ecosystemic and symbiotic interaction through opportunity exploration and exploitation, value creation and capture, and, advantage exploration and exploitation. This article argues that co-developing business models through sensing, seizing and transforming is a key enabler for ecosystem’s success and sustainability.

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Series: International journal of social ecology and sustainable development
ISSN: 1947-8402
ISSN-E: 1947-8410
ISSN-L: 1947-8402
Volume: 9
Issue: 3
Pages: 1 - 13
DOI: 10.4018/IJSESD.2018070101
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
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