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CFP | IMDS: Special Issue
Date:2021-04-25 Readed:87 【Print

Deconstruction of Business Ecosystems:

Contexts, Configurations, Capabilities, and Coevolution




Intended publication date:

 July/August 2022



Journal Description


The interdisciplinary journal IMDS brings operations management and information systems research together. Focusing on the impact of new technology within businesses it covers; green information systems, sustainable supply chains, big data and social media.


Aims and Scope of the Special Issue


The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality original research articles that address emerging issues in business ecosystems, particularly the roles of different actors and resources, dynamics of interorganizational relationships, as well as the holistic properties of a business ecosystem. We invite original research works that employ quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies, such as empirical surveys, case studies, event studies, mathematical modelling, behavioral experiments, optimization, and simulation. This special issue will adhere to IMDS’s standard of publishing relevant and rigorous studies. Authors are welcome to submit original and unpublished papers.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Product or service innovation in business ecosystems

  • Relationship between industrial systems and business ecosystems

  • The roles of digital technologies and alliances in business ecosystems

  • Information and financial flows in business ecosystems

  • The individual or collective roles of third-party facilitators and complementors

  • Governance of interorganizational relationships in business ecosystems

  • Value cocreation by complementors, facilitators, customers and end users

  • Power distribution in business ecosystems

  • Interorganizational justice and value capture in business ecosystems

  • Corporate social responsibility practices in business ecosystems

  • Application of network analysis in business ecosystems

  • Research methodology for business ecosystem studies


Key Dates


Aug.10, 2021

Submissions open

Nov.30, 2021

Submission Deadline


Guest Editors


Dr. Yongyi Shou

School of Management, Zhejiang University, 



Dr. Yongjiang Shi
Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Dr. Guang-Jie Ren
IBM Almaden Lab, United States of America

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