Beyond interoperability to digital ecosystems: regional innovation and socio-economic development led by SMEs
AbstractThis paper shows the early results of new research on how Digital Ecosystems can promote new modes of sustainable e-business practices, for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), using an open architecture for content sharing and Business-to-Business (B2B) interactions in the knowledge economy, and within a framework of open standards. The current e-business practices and technologies do not always encourage openness but instead tend to promote established models of proprietary e-business development based on centralised network and service infrastructure. Governments can promote open developments by supporting opportunities for new entry through supporting and augmenting a market environment for the productive coexistence of large and small companies in the B2B e-commerce domain.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development.
Volume (Year): 1 (2008)
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digital ecosystems; regional innovation; P2P networks; peer-to-peer; distributed transaction coordination; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; interoperability; socioeconomic development; e-business; electronic business; content sharing; business-to-business; B2B; open standards; e-commerce; electronic commerce.;
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