Business ecosystem research agenda: more dynamic, more embedded, and more internationalized

Ke Rong, Yong Lin, Boyi Li, Thommie Burström, Lynne Butel, Jiang Yu

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We explore the emerging body of research focusing on business ecosystems (BEs). The study of inter-organizational relationships has evolved from a focus at the level of firm, to the supply chain, the platform, and now towards the BE. The co-evolution of inter-related organizations is an essential element of BE research, rather than static structure. The success of leading internet companies in Asia, such as Alibaba in China, Naver in South Korea, Baharti Airtel in India, and Rakuten in Japan, reflects their strategies and practices of leveraging BEs within a fast-changing age. In order to better understand the mechanisms of BEs, in particular within the Asian context, we propose three key research directions within BEs, including dynamics, embeddedness, and internationalization.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalAsian Business and Management
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)167-182
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 16.05.2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Dynamics
  • Embeddedness
  • Internationalization
  • Institutional
  • Business ecosystem
  • Research agenda

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoHP: Strategic and entrepreneurial praxis


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