Ecosystem Types: A Review on Boundaries and Goals

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Ecosystem research has been gaining attention among both scholars and practitioners. These discussions predominantly focus on a very particular type of ecosystem. Our integrative review offer a better understanding of the boundary conditions between different ecosystem types and identify which ecosystems will best facilitate the realization of specific goals. We achieve that by focusing on a combination of ecosystem and boundary condition perspectives. In particular, we focus on business, innovation, entrepreneurship, and knowledge ecosystems. We find that several clear boundary conditions exist between ecosystem types and that each ecosystem type can be applied to attain specific goals. A better understanding within and across ecosystems, helps managers and policymakers to understand
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st CiNet Conference
Place of PublicationMilan, Italy
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-90-77360-23-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st International CINet Conference - Online, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Duration: 20 Sept 202022 Sept 2020
Conference number: 21


Conference21st International CINet Conference
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