Business Ecosystems’ Evolution — An Ecosystem Clockspeed Perspective

Mäkinen, Saku J. & Dedehayir, Ozgur (2013) Business Ecosystems’ Evolution — An Ecosystem Clockspeed Perspective. In Adner, Ron, Oxley, Joanne E., & Silverman, Brian S. (Eds.) Collaboration and Competition in Business Ecosystems. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London, pp. 99-125.

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There is a growing need for measures assessing technological changes in systemic contexts as business ecosystems replace standalone products. In these ecosystem contexts, organizations are required to manage their innovation processes in increasingly networked and complex environments. In this paper, we introduce the technology and ecosystem clockspeed measures that can be used to assess the temporal nature of technological changes in a business ecosystem. We analyze systemic changes in the personal computer (PC) ecosystem, explicitly focusing on subindustries central to the delivery of PC gaming value to the end user. Our results show that the time-based intensity of technological competition in intertwined subindustries of a business ecosystem may follow various trajectories during the evolution of the ecosystem. Hence, the technology and ecosystem clockspeed measures are able to pinpoint alternating dynamics in technological changes among the subindustries in the business ecosystem. We subsequently discuss organizational considerations and theoretical implications of the proposed measures.

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ID Code: 85642
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Business Ecosystem, Technological System, Reverse Salient, Industry Clockspeed
DOI: 10.1108/S0742-3322(2013)0000030007
ISBN: 9781781908266
ISSN: 0742-3322
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 16 Jul 2015 23:09
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2015 16:18

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