Conceptualising Capabilities and Value Co-Creation in a Digital Business Ecosystem (DBE): A Systematic Literature Review
Chekfoung Tan 1 * , Sunil Dhakal 2, Binita Ghale 3
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1 School of Computing and Engineering, University of West London, UK
2 Twofold Ltd, Reading, UK
3 Intelligent Reach, London, UK
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Digital Business Ecosystem (DBE) is a topical concept for business organisations to collaborate in driving product or service innovation. DBE is supported by digital technologies which aim to create and co-create values among the participated business organisations. For achieving successful collaboration, business organisations need to understand their capabilities that lead to value creation. This approach is vital for a business organisation to benefit from the values co-created when collaborating with others. Failing to do so will cause inefficient collaboration. However, there is a lack of capability and value co-creation studies in the DBE context. Therefore, this paper aims to conceptualise capabilities and value co-creation through a systematic literature review. We analysed the findings by thematic analysis. The review results produced a set of research themes surrounding the capability and value co-creation concepts. The research themes contribute to informing future avenues in digital business ecosystem research.


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Article Type: Research Article

J INFORM SYSTEMS ENG, 2020 - Volume 5 Issue 1, Article No: em0112

Publication date: 13 Mar 2020

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