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Business Ecosystem and Reverse Salient: The Development of the Mobile Music Business in Japan and Korea


  • Takeishi, Akira
  • Lee, Kyoung-Joo


This paper aims at exploring a mechanism of new business development. To understand how a business develops, we move our analytical focus from the level of a focal business to the level of the "business ecosystem," a collection of related businesses and institutions. We pay special attention to slowly advancing component as a "reverse salient." We comparatively examine the developmental process of the mobile music business in Japan and Korea, and show how the interactions among related businesses and music copyright institutions as a reverse salient shaped the directions and speed of the development in each country.

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  • Takeishi, Akira & Lee, Kyoung-Joo, 2006. "Business Ecosystem and Reverse Salient: The Development of the Mobile Music Business in Japan and Korea," IIR Working Paper 06-03, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:iirwps:06-03

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