Journal of Business Ecosystems (JBE)

Journal of Business Ecosystems (JBE)

Editors-in-Chief: Kayvan Miri Lavassani (North Carolina Central University, USA) and Vinod Kumar (Carleton University, Canada)
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2020
ISSN: 2644-1810|EISSN: 2644-1829|DOI: 10.4018/JBE


The Journal of Business Ecosystems (JBE) promotes and disseminates study and understanding of business models at different levels of analysis. While the journal encourages submission of rigorous conceptual and qualitative studies, the main orientation of the journal is to attract empirical and quantitative studies using the innovative statistical technique to measure and analyze complex systems. The journal follows the holistic view of the ecosystem as described by Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1968) within the General System Theory (GST). The term ecosystem in the title of the journal is presented in the plural form to illustrate the dynamic role of multiple actors and multiple layers of networks in the complex and intergraded global business environment.

The Journal of Business Ecosystems (JBE) strives to become the leading journal dedicated to the study of business ecosystems and platforms. It seeks to attract and disseminate multidisciplinary as well as cross-disciplinary research; including research related -and not limited- to business strategy, competitiveness, marketing, Internet of Things, shared economy, and entrepreneurship in the networked economy. In addition to the previously mentioned business/management topics, JBE also welcomes technology and scientific contributions that explore the applications of new ideas in business ecosystems. Special attention will be made to attract and promote studies that utilize statistical and analytical techniques and tools to explore big data and complex systems. In absence of any competing journal dedicated to the study of business ecosystems, JBE will have the advantage to establish itself as the prominent platform for exchanging ideas on this topic.

Topics Covered

  • Automated Manufacturing Ecosystem
  • B2B Business Models, Marketing, and Strategy
  • Big Data and Analytics Across Business Ecosystems
  • Blockchain-Based Platform
  • Boundaries of Business Ecosystems
  • Business and Information System Platforms
  • Business Ecosystem Orientation
  • Business Ecosystems as Platforms for the Gig Economy
  • Chaos Theory and Business Ecosystems
  • Competition in business Ecosystem Environment
  • Competitiveness
  • Creating an Entrepreneurial Business Ecosystem Environment
  • Digital Ecosystem
  • Financial Technology Ecosystem
  • Governing Traditional/Digital Business Ecosystems
  • Green Operation and Business Ecosystems
  • Industry Ecosystem
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Internet of the Things and Digital Ecosystems
  • Internet of Things Platform
  • Marketing in the Era of Digital Ecosystems
  • Networked Economy
  • Networked Organizations
  • Organizational Ecosystem
  • Shared Economy
  • Strategic Business Model and Business Ecosystems
  • Technology and Innovation Management Across the Ecosystem
  • Urban Business Ecosystem
  • Value Creation and Commercialization Within the Ecosystem

Mission and Scope

The mission of the Journal of Business Ecosystems (JBE) is to promote the application of the advanced analytical techniques in the development and study of business ecosystems. In recent decades, we have observed the transition in competition from the ones which were based on “companies competing with each other” to the ones which are based on “supply chains competing”. We are now observing a new dimension of competition where "business ecosystems" are shaped and compete with each other. Successful companies are either creating their own business ecosystems or join/function within rich business ecosystems.

The Journal of Business Ecosystems (JBE) aims to become the leading journal dedicated to the study of business ecosystems. It seeks to attract and disseminate multidisciplinary as well as cross-disciplinary research.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Rahul Basole, Accenture AI, USA
Michael Curri, Strategic Networks Group Inc., Canada
Yogesh Dwivedi, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Amir Kia, Utah valley University, USA
Glenn Parry, University of Surrey, UK
Martha Russell, Stanford University, USA
Nataliya Smorodinskaya, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Editorial Review Board
Mathias Aaen Thuesen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Petri Ahokangas, University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, Finland
David Audretsch, Indiana Universit, Bloomington, USA
Andrei Bonamigo, Federal Fluminense University, Brazil ORCID
Todd A. Boyle, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Irfan Butt, Lakehead University, Canada
Alan Cai, Carleton University, Canada
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal ORCID
Manoj Chandra Bayon, Pontificia Univerisdad Javeriana, Colombia
Huang (Tracy) Chunping, Hebei University of Technology, China
Hugh Deng, Transnational Corporations Council of Studies, Canada
Barbara Durkin, SUNY Oneonta, United States
Stam Erik, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Helio Ferenhof, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil ORCID
Mark Greeven, Zhejiang University, China
Jukka Huhtamäki, Tampere University, Finland ORCID
Marika Iivari, Business Development Executive, Fingersoft, Finland, Finland
Thierry Isckia, Telecom School of Management (Institut Mines-Telecom), France
Jaehun Joo, Dongkguk University, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of
Saroj Koul, OP Jindal Global University
Uma Kumar, Carleton University, Canada
Seppo Leminen, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland
Sylvia Liu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Izabella Lokshina, SUNY Oneonta, United States
Jukka Majava, University of Oulu, Finland ORCID
Mohammad Mansouri, Columbia University, USA
Azizbek Marakhimov, Inha University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Joanne McNeish, Ryerson Univesity, Canada
Subhas Misra, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India
Bahar Movahedi, North Carolina Central University, United States
Sami Najafi, Santa Clara University, USA
Aaron Nsakanda, Carleton University, Canada
Allan O'Connor, University of South Australia, Australia
Mahour Parast, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Ajax Persaud, University of Ottawa, Canada
Xiaoli Qi, Hebei University of Technology, China
Alison Rieple, Alison Rieple, University of Westminster, UK
Ibrahim Salama, North Carolina Central University, USA
Mahmud Shareef, North South University, Bangladesh, Canada
Pekka Tervonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Ehsan Valavi, Harvard University, USA
Wim Vanhaverbeke, Hasselt University, Belgium, Belgium
Zsuzsanna Vinzce, Umeå Unversitet, Sweden
Jie Wan, Hebei University of Technology, China
Jingmin Zhang, Hebei University of Technology, China
Zeng Zhenxiang, Hebei University of Technology, China
Xenia Ziouvelou, National Center for Scientific Research -Demokritos & University of Southampton, United Kingdom ORCID


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