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Beyond interoperability to digital ecosystems: regional innovation and socio-economic development led by SMEs
by Paolo Dini, Gabriella Lombardo, Robin Mansell, Amir Reza Razavi, Sotiris Moschoyiannis, Paul Krause, Andrea Nicolai, Lorena Rivera León
International Journal of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development (IJTLID), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2008

 

Abstract: This 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.

Online publication date: Tue, 19-Aug-2008

 

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