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Governing diversity in the digital ecosystem

Darking, Mary, Whitley, Edgar A. and Dini, Paolo (2008) Governing diversity in the digital ecosystem. Communications of the ACM (01 Oct). pp. 137-140. ISSN 0001-0782

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Abstract

The concept of ecosystem is about to be brought into the digital age where, instead of plants and animals, the digital species who roam the landscape include software components, applications, services, business models, contractual frameworks and laws. Along with understanding the nature of habitat and the significance of localisation, diversity is one of the key characteristics of a healthy ecosystem. However, encouraging diversity in the context of technology production brings with it significant challenges, and designing a framework for governance that can balance interests, address technology lock-in and enable the co-existence of diverse software production methods quickly becomes a priority, as participants in the Digital Business Ecosystem project have found.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://cacm.acm.org/
Additional Information: © 2008 ACM
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2010 16:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27173/

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