Ecosystems and Value Chains

Menno van Dijk 1 1
September 29th, 2016
Article by: Menno van Dijk, Valeria Mecozzi, Laurie Kemp

Comparing examples found in nature with examples of business enterprises, we highlight the different characteristics that make up an ecosystem's value chain.


Including specialists, coopetitors, cross feeders, system developers, infomediaries, system service providers, sector shapers, aggregators, open platforms, intermediaries, sectors, clusters, geographic hubs, adaptors, communities.


Providing a case study for each characteristic, this presentation helps you to understand your ecosystem positioning and using these levers, you will be able to visually map the different actors that make up your ecosystem.





Participants of our Creative Leadership Program receive a deeper insights into decentralized and distributed forms of leadership, elaborating on the practices and interactions of diverse ecosystems.





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