Business ecosystems come of age
In today’s business world, denser and richer networks of connection, blurring boundaries, collaboration, and interdependence foster the growth of continuously evolving “business ecosystems.” The notion of business ecosystems is now a crucial focal point for innovation, analysis, and strategic planning.
Deloitte’s Business Trends report, Business ecosystems come of age, investigates some key strategic questions that come with a world of ecosystems, and how forward-thinking firms are answering them. You’ll find nine articles that can each be read as a stand-alone, but together, provide an integrated overview of a historic transition in the world of business in the 21st century.
1. Introduction: Business ecosystems come of age
Businesses are moving beyond traditional industry silos and coalescing into richly networked ecosystems, creating new opportunities for innovation alongside new challenges for many incumbent enterprises.
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2. Blurring boundaries, uncharted frontiers
The business environment has never been static, simple, or certain: Profound change, sometimes abrupt, sometimes gradual, has-been reshaping the world for centuries. Long-standing boundaries and constraints that have traditionally determined the evolution of business are dissolving, allowing new ecosystem possibilities to flourish.
Ecosystems are dynamic and co-evolving communities of diverse actors who create new value through increasingly productive and sophisticated models of both collaboration and competition.
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