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New Book Publication: Handbook on Digital Business Ecosystems

  • 1.  New Book Publication: Handbook on Digital Business Ecosystems

    Posted 06-21-2022 12:41

    Dear colleagues,

    I am delighted to announce that the Handbook on Digital Business Ecosystems: Strategies, Platforms, Technologies, Governance and Societal Challenges has just come out in the Elgar Handbooks on Business and Management Series with Edward Elgar Publishing.

    This timely Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current research and industrial applications as well as suggestions for future developments. Multi-disciplinary in scope, the Handbook includes rigorously researched contributions from over 80 global expert authors from a variety of areas including administration and management, economics, computer science, industrial engineering, and media and communication.

    Chapters analyze the core areas of digital business ecosystems: strategies, platforms, entrepreneurship, business models, governance, data and technologies as well as sustainability and societal issues. The Handbook also explores a wealth of industry applications. It is the most comprehensive compendium on digital business ecosystems and an excellent resource.



    1 Introduction to the Handbook on Digital Business Ecosystems: Strategies, Platforms, Technologies, Governance and Societal Challenges

    Sabine Baumann



    2 Networks, platforms, and digital business ecosystems: mapping the development of a field

    Sabine Baumann and Marcel Leerhoff

    3 Strategies for bridging traditional and digital ecosystems

    David R. King

    4 Disentangling the importance of digital platforms and absorptive capacity in digital business ecosystems

    Antonio Crupi, Nicola Del Sarto, Alberto Di Minin and Martin F. Kenney

    5 Digital business ecosystems and dynamic capabilities

    Päivi Maijanen

    6 Dealing with strategic tensions in digital business ecosystems

    Sabine Reisinger and Johannes M. Lehner

    7 Organizations as ecosystems: the case of television production

    Gillian Doyle



    8 Navigating digital waters: entrepreneurial ambiguities and the triad of purpose in digital business modeling

    Stephanie Birkner and Martina Weifenbach

    9 The relevance of entrepreneurship ecosystems for start-up success: a venture capital perspective

    Nina Schumacher

    10 Value creation through start-up integration

    Christian Horneber

    11 Female entrepreneurs' innovativeness in digital business ecosystems

    Ngozichukwuka M. Eneh Ojo, Oluwasoye P. Mafimisebi, and Felix Arndt



    12 Design knowledge for digital business ecosystems: towards design principles for digital engagement platforms

    Simon Michalke, Lisa Lohrenz, Dominik Siemon, Christoph Lattemann, and Susanne Robra-Bissantz

    13 Digital platforms in the industrial sphere: value creation logics and platform types

    Philipp Mosch and Robert Obermaier

    14 Customer roles in digital business ecosystems: different forms of customer contribution in value creation

    Karolina Bähr

    15 Digital platforms and trading companies: the evolution of traditional business ecosystems into integrated digital business ecosystems

    Reinhard Schütte and Tobias Wulfert

    16 The digital consulting ecosystem business model

    Volker Nissen



    17 The role of location for non-focal firms in emerging digital business ecosystems: relevance of agglomeration factors in the German XR industry

    Christian Zabel and Verena Telkmann

    18 A digital business ecosystem maturity model for personal service firms

    Ricardo Guerrero, Christoph Lattemann, Simon Michalke, and Dominik Siemon

    19 Business ecosystems in digital journalism: cross-border collaborative investigations as a novel organizational form

    Christopher Buschow and Maike Suhr

    20 Improved decisions for digitalization projects in digital business ecosystems

    Vinzenz Jeglinsky and Herwig Winkler

    21 Meta-study of success-related factors of SaaS providers based on a cloud computing ecosystem perspective

    Sebastian Floerecke and Franz Lehner



    22 Data (r)evolution: the economics of algorithmic search and recommender services

    Oliver Budzinski, Sophia Gaenssle, and Nadine Lindstädt-Dreusicke

    23 Blockchain technology in the supply chain: learning from emerging ecosystems and industry consortia

    Wafaa A.H. Ahmed and Bart L. MacCarthy

    24 Blockchain-based supply chain architecture adapted to digital business ecosystems

    Yu Cui and Prakash J. Singh

    25 Blockchain ecosystems in the creative industries: big dreams for micro-payments

    Ivana Kostovska

    26 Artificial intelligence meets onto-epistemologies: distinctive sociomaterial perspectives for organizational research at the intersection of digital business ecosystems and robotics

    W.G. Will Zhao and Yimin Yang



    27 Having a platform to stand on: examining modern challenges faced by workers in platform-facilitated multi-sided markets

    Traci M. Bricka and Amber N. Schroeder

    28 Better data, better business, better lives: towards a symbiotic reporting framework for sustainable digital business ecosystems

    Patrick Peter and Will Ritzrau

    29 Conceptualizing smart-circular product-service ecosystems for the photovoltaic power industry

    Verena Luisa Aufderheide, Laura Montag, and Marion Steven

    30 The digital business ecosystem sustainability cube: an instrument enabling systematic collaboration decisions

    Timo Klünder and Marion Steven

    31 Big data analytics for developing sustainable capabilities of digital business ecosystems

    Raissa Pershina



    32 Digital business ecosystems: a comparison of different industries

    Franziska Götz, Christoph Buck, Michael Rosemann, and Reinhard Meckl

    33 Doing digital news: a comparison of three business models from an ecosystems perspective

    Cindy Price Schultz

    34 Digital business ecosystems in the media: VR technology implementation models

    Anna Jupowicz-Ginalska and Krzysztof Sokół

    35 The digital innovation ecosystem of eSports: a structural perspective

    Katharina Hölzle, Oliver Kullik, Robert Rose, and Matthias Teichert

    36 Value co-creation in eSports from a service ecosystem perspective

    Reinhard E. Kunz and Alexander Roth

    37 Entrepreneurial responses to the coronavirus pandemic: digitization of the US restaurant business

    Geoffrey M. Graybeal and Benjamin Lawrence

    38 Driving automation: an evolving digital business ecosystem tale

    Samina Husain and Ana Trigo

    39 Case study of the customer acceptance of Personal Data Trust Bank in Japan: a questionnaire survey

    Masaharu Tsujimoto and Soichiro Tanaka

    40 Potentials of digital business ecosystems in the healthcare market

    Franziska Götz, Caroline Reelitz, Christoph Buck, Torsten Eymann, and Reinhard Meckl

    41 Digital twins in real estate: driving value throughout the building life cycle

    Adrian Toschka

    42 Developing big data analytics capability in a focal firm of a digital business ecosystem: the case of the Norwegian swine breeding industry

    Victoria Konovalenko Slettli

    43 Evolving internal digital business ecosystems for order fulfillment

    Julia Feldt and Henning Kontny

    44 Digital ecosystems in manufacturing: emerging models for Industry 4.0

    Giovanna Culot


    For more information, previews and order information I gladly refer you to


    Best regards,


    Sabine Baumann

    Sabine Baumann
    Full Professor
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