Alibaba, Android and The Emerging Art of Ecosystem Management. (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 57)


This week’s podcast is more about the fuzzy idea of ecosystems, which I call the new collaboration-based business business models. We have clear frameworks for pipelines and platforms. And linked business models and complementary platforms. I summarize some of the thinking by Peter Williamson, Michael Jacobides and BCG’s article The Emerging Art of Ecosystem Management.

This is part of Learning Goals: Level 7, with a focus on:
  • #30: Ecosystems vs. Platforms

Concepts for this class.

  • Ecosystems vs. Digital Platforms
  • SMILE Marathon: Ecosystem Orchestration and Management
  • Linked Business Models

Companies for this class:

  • Alibaba
  • Android


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