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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 and Lorena Rivera León

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

Topics: HF Commerce, T Technology (General), PN1990 Broadcasting
Publisher: InderScience
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1504/IJTLID.2008.019981
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:20680
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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