ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

  • © Vilnius University, 2002-2019
  • © Brno University of Technology, 2002-2019
  • © University of Latvia, 2002-2019
Sylwia Stanczyk

ABSTRACT. The paper"s cognitive goal is to present the population ecology approach and the organizational identity concept as complementary in the search for a Business Ecosystem Identity (BEI) construct. The research goal involves analyses of the organizational identity construct (the organizational level) and of the business ecosystem identity (the inter-organizational level). The paper is a result of a theoretical review and presents a conceptual approach. The study provides an integrated, state of the art overview of literature related to business ecosystem identity. The findings suggest that identity research categories allow business ecosystem analysis. The identity research categories are as follows: (1) strength of identification with the business ecosystem, (2) strength of the identity of the key organization / ecosystem and (3) duality of the business ecosystem identity (normative / utilitarian identity). These categories allow research in the area of business ecosystem survival, business ecosystem borders and dynamic evolution .

KEYWORDS:  business ecosystem, Business Ecology, networks, organizational identification, organizational identity.

JEL classification:  L14, L20, M31.

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