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Journal of Business Ecosystems (JBE)

This journal converted to Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023
Editors-in-Chief: Kayvan Miri Lavassani (North Carolina Central University, USA), Vinod Kumar (Carleton University, Canada)
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2020
ISSN: 2644-1810|EISSN: 2644-1829|DOI: 10.4018/JBE
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Published: Apr 17, 2024
DOI: 10.4018/JBE.342110
Volume 5
Pratap Chandra Mandal
Companies require superior services to succeed in the competition. They realize and understand the new service realities in the 21st century. The objective of the study is to analyze the various... Show More
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Mandal, Pratap Chandra. "The New Service Realities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Initiatives." vol.5, no.1 2024: pp.1-14.


Mandal, P. C. (2024). The New Service Realities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Initiatives. , 5(1), 1-14.


Mandal, Pratap Chandra. "The New Service Realities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Initiatives," 5, no.1: 1-14.

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Published: May 5, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/JBE.322405
Volume 4
Pratap Chandra Mandal
Marketing is about engaging customers and managing profitable customer relationships. Marketers aim to create value for customers in order to capture value from customers in return. The objective of... Show More
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Mandal, Pratap Chandra. "Engaging Customers and Managing Customer Relationships: Strategies and Initiatives." vol.4, no.1 2023: pp.1-14.


Mandal, P. C. (2023). Engaging Customers and Managing Customer Relationships: Strategies and Initiatives. , 4(1), 1-14.


Mandal, Pratap Chandra. "Engaging Customers and Managing Customer Relationships: Strategies and Initiatives," 4, no.1: 1-14.

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Published: May 2, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/JBE.322774
Volume 4
Carson Duan
This study aims to contribute to the rapidly growing literature on immigrant entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, enterprises (IEEE) by conceptually exploring the key impacting factors and their... Show More
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Duan, Carson. "Towards a Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda for Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprises." vol.4, no.1 2023: pp.1-24.


Duan, C. (2023). Towards a Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda for Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprises. , 4(1), 1-24.


Duan, Carson. "Towards a Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda for Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprises," 4, no.1: 1-24.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
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... Show More
Mission & 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... Show More
  • 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
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Vinod Kumar

Journal of Business Ecosystems

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