- Title: Business Ecosystems: Constructs, Configurations, and the Nurturing Process
- Autor: Y. Shi
- Publisher (Publication Date): Palgrave Macmillan; 2015 edition (November 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1137405902
- ISBN-13: | 978-1137405906
- File Format: EPUB, PDF
The book examines business ecosystems in an emerging industry context whilst exploring four essential areas of business ecosystems: the business ecosystems’ key constructive elements, their typical patterns of the element configurations, the five phase process of their life cycle, and the nurturing strategies and processes from a firm perspective.
This is a wonderful book! If you want the inside story on the Intel ecosystem and the ARM ecosystem and the Chinese/worldwide ecosystem of Mediatek, this is the book. Make no mistake, this is an academic book on business ecosystems, but the general reader can just skip to the cases. Unique to the book: Intel, ARM and Mediatek are three of the most important companies in the world, and by far the most important “keystone” companies in the world of smartphones, mobile computing and Internet-of-things. Silicon Valley in the United States, with Intel, Silicon Fen in the United Kingdom and centered in Cambridge, England, with ARM Holdings, Greater China, with Mediatek. The authors are native Chinese researchers working in England, with a distinctly worldwide perspective. The author’s had inside access to key executives across these ecosystems, and were able to piece together a picture of the whole that is not available in the business press or investment reports. Much of this information is available in industry reports, particularly those in technical sources such as EE Times and industry blogs, but these are difficult for outsiders to interpret, and this book can help put these sources in a strategic perspective. This work is a highly disciplined work of current, ongoing scholarship, anchored in Ke Rong’s doctoral dissertation at Cambridge University in England, and in his mentors research on complex, evolving systems, and especially in advanced manufacturing. Thus there is a full discussion of the history of the business ecosystems concept, and commentary on twenty years of academic research. This is a very valuable resource for researchers in the field of business strategy, and those interested in business ecosystems, platforms and multisided markets, and network effects.