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The Nature of the Co-Evolutionary Process

Liu, Gordon and Rong, Ke (2015). The Nature of the Co-Evolutionary Process. Group & Organization Management, 40(6) pp. 809–842.

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A business ecosystem is a community that consists of various levels of interdependent firms which co-evolve in an ongoing cycle and constantly renew themselves. By undertaking an in-depth, qualitative study of multinational companies in the mobile computing industry based in the Great China region, the United Kingdom, and the United States, we explore the nature of the co-evolutionary process and its influence on complex product development. We find that this process consists of three domains of activity: co-vision, co-design, and co-create. We also find that each domain of activity plays a different but important role in stimulating collaborative innovation for complex product development in the mobile computing industry’s business ecosystem. We also discuss the implications for theory and future research directions.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1059-6011
Keywords: business ecosystem; co-evolutionary process; business community; collaborative innovation; mobile computing industry; new product development
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Strategy and Marketing
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 51026
Depositing User: Gordon Liu
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 14:41
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 10:51
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