Introducing DOTE: A Development-Orientated Typology of (Enterprise) Ecosystems

Dave Francis

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    This paper makes a contribution to the literature on the development of ecosystems. The orientation of this paper is developmental rather than descriptive, as it is the researcher’s contention that (i) many ecosystems can benefit from external support; (ii) support for the development of ecosystems needs to be adapted according to their type and (iii) existing typologies of ecosystems are insufficiently elaborated for those involved in facilitating the development of ecosystems to plan their interventions. The DOTE Model (Development-Orientated Typology of Ecosystems) introduces a typology with nine types of ecosystems that provide one of the following: (i) Capable Entrepreneurs, (ii) Innovation Leadership, (iii) Asset Exploitation, (iv) Value- Chain Re-Engineering, (v) World-Class Parity, (vi) Capability to Capture Future Opportunities, (vii) Profitable Upscaling, (viii) Networking Advantage and (ix) Benefits for People and Planet.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovating Our Common Future
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9789523354678
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 22 Jun 2021
    EventThe ISPIM Innovation Conference - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 20 Jun 202123 Jun 2021


    ConferenceThe ISPIM Innovation Conference


    • Ecosystems
    • Clusters
    • Typology
    • Meta-Level Organisation Development
    • DOTE Model
    • Intervention


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