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A framework for assessing the social impact of interdependencies in digital business ecosystems

A framework for assessing the social impact of interdependencies in digital business ecosystems
A framework for assessing the social impact of interdependencies in digital business ecosystems
As digital technology continues to pervade many organisations, new collaborative models such as digital business ecosystems (DBEs) emerge. DBE is a socio-technical network of digital platforms, processes, individuals and organisations from different industries that collectively create value. In DBEs, participants interdepend on each other and technology platforms to develop individual capabilities required to deliver value to end-users. Notwithstanding the benefits of DBE, a key challenge for focal partners is how to assess the social impact of the various interdependencies. Social impact refers to the social effect of interdependencies on DBE participants. More often, the focus has been on assessing the operational impact of interdependencies while limited attention has been paid to the social perspective. However, we argue that the social impact of interdependencies is equally important since it can significantly affect value co-creation. In this study, we develop a framework to help focal partners assess the social impact of interdependencies in DBEs. An empirical case study of a port DBE is used to illustrate our framework.
Digital business ecosystem (DBE), Interdependence assessment, Social impact assessment, Organisational semiotics, Framework
125-135
Springer
Senyo, PK
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Liu, Kecheng
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Effah, John
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Liu, Kecheng
Nakata, Keiichi
Li, Weizi
Baranauskas, Cecilia
Senyo, PK
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Liu, Kecheng
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Effah, John
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Liu, Kecheng
Nakata, Keiichi
Li, Weizi
Baranauskas, Cecilia

Senyo, PK, Liu, Kecheng and Effah, John (2018) A framework for assessing the social impact of interdependencies in digital business ecosystems. Liu, Kecheng, Nakata, Keiichi, Li, Weizi and Baranauskas, Cecilia (eds.) In ICISO 2018: Digitalisation, Innovation, and Transformation. Springer. pp. 125-135 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94541-5_13).

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Abstract

As digital technology continues to pervade many organisations, new collaborative models such as digital business ecosystems (DBEs) emerge. DBE is a socio-technical network of digital platforms, processes, individuals and organisations from different industries that collectively create value. In DBEs, participants interdepend on each other and technology platforms to develop individual capabilities required to deliver value to end-users. Notwithstanding the benefits of DBE, a key challenge for focal partners is how to assess the social impact of the various interdependencies. Social impact refers to the social effect of interdependencies on DBE participants. More often, the focus has been on assessing the operational impact of interdependencies while limited attention has been paid to the social perspective. However, we argue that the social impact of interdependencies is equally important since it can significantly affect value co-creation. In this study, we develop a framework to help focal partners assess the social impact of interdependencies in DBEs. An empirical case study of a port DBE is used to illustrate our framework.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 3 July 2018
Published date: 1 August 2018
Keywords: Digital business ecosystem (DBE), Interdependence assessment, Social impact assessment, Organisational semiotics, Framework

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Local EPrints ID: 437903
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437903
PURE UUID: b04cebe2-bf77-4d0c-818c-00ec213cc049
ORCID for PK Senyo: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7126-3826

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Date deposited: 24 Feb 2020 17:30
Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 02:29

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Author: PK Senyo ORCID iD
Author: Kecheng Liu
Author: John Effah
Editor: Kecheng Liu
Editor: Keiichi Nakata
Editor: Weizi Li
Editor: Cecilia Baranauskas

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