A Framework for Exploring Digital Business Ecosystems

Kari Korpela, Usva Kuusiholma, Aalto, Ossi Taipale, Jukka Hallikas (2013)

ICT-enabled business solutions have created a possibility for automated business relations and transactions. Digital business ecosystems are becoming an increasingly popular concept for modeling and building distributed systems in heterogeneous, decentralized and open environments. However, traditional economic and computing theories do not focus on digital business ecosystems as a separate form of organization and they do not provide conceptual frameworks that can be used to explore digital business ecosystems. In this paper, we present a framework for exploring digital business ecosystems developed from Zachman’s enterprise architecture. This framework serves as a structure for exploring the value network and the enterprise as part of a digital business ecosystem.

Published in Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

https://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/hicss/2013/4892/00/4892d838.pdf

Enterprise Architecture
Business Ecoystems