A Model of Evolution of a Collaborative Business Ecosystem Influenced by Performance Indicators

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The materialization of the 4th Industrial Revolution needs to emphasize the role of collaboration. Traditional business ecosystems have evolved to hyper-connected organizations facing more advanced collaboration models, dynamic networks, and more complex smart systems. Emerging collaborative aspects in this context need to be identified, and tools developed to help organizations coping with changing environment, market, and societal needs. As such, an assessment model is proposed to measure the expected self-adjustment of organizations in a collaborative business ecosystem, induced by performance indicators, in order to improve the organizations themselves and the ecosystem as a whole. Organizations with distinct profiles, categorized by classes of responsiveness, respond differently to the collaboration opportunities they may receive, or are more likely to invite others to collaborate. This behaviour is expected to be influenced by the variation in importance (weight) of each specific performance indicator adopted in a given business ecosystem, as the organizations, like individuals, tend to evolve according to how they are evaluated. To assess the proposed approach, an experiment has been set up using a simulation model based on system dynamics and agents. Preliminary results, based on a number of relevant scenarios, are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Networks and Digital Transformation - 20th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2019, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Dario Antonelli
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-28464-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-28463-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Event20th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2019 - Turin, Italy
Duration: 23 Sep 201925 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference20th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2019


  • Agent based modelling
  • Business ecosystem
  • Collaborative Networks
  • Performance indicators
  • System dynamics


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