Strategies for Innovation in Technology Ecosystems and Platforms

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
LEVEL
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TYPE
Course
MODES
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LANGUAGE
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ECTS
none
PERIOD
01/08/2023 to 31/07/2024

Course Description

This course aims to teach managers to make strategies for innovation in technology ecosystems and platforms. Specifically, we focus on mastering the creation of such ecosystems and platforms. The concept of technology ecosystems draws on evolutionary economics which, inspired by evolutionary biology and ecology, treats the economy like a complex system where technologies and companies cooperate and compete to survive in an evolving environment. Evolution is, indeed, a process of continuous change. According to this perspective, companies behave like living organisms that compete for scarce resources in dynamic environments. Companies change to adapt to the environment as do biological organisms. In response to changing external conditions, strategies of the companies in the system coevolve, so that innovation in one company produces change in others, leading to new ecosystem configurations.

Time format

self-study

Educational-info

ECTS

none

Organizer

Partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Faculty

Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law

Department

Chair for Corporate Sustainability Management

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