Forget the “Alibaba Ecosystem”. It’s About Collaboration-Based Industries and Business Models. (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 56)

 

Correction: I had Michael Jacobides’ name incorrect throughout this episode. My apologies. Podcasting while sick may not have been my best idea.

 
This week’s podcast is about starting to take apart the fuzzy idea of ecosystems. We have clear frameworks for pipelines and platforms. And linkedin business models and complemntary platforms. But the ecosystem term is better thought of as collaboration-based industries and business models. I summarize some of the thinking by Peter Williamson, Michael Jacobides and BCG.

You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

The slides mentioned are below.

Related podcasts and articles:

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

Companies for this class:

  • Alibaba

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