Wealthy, Healthy and/or Happy: What does ‘Ecosystem Health’ Stand for ?

Sami Hyrynsalmi, Marko Seppänen, Tiina Nokkala, Arho Suominen, Antero Järvi

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Abstract

The health of a software ecosystem is argued to be a key indicator of well-being, longevity and performance of a network of companies. In this paper, we address what scientific literature actually means with the concept of 'ecosystem health' by selecting relevant articles with systematic literature review. Based on the final set of 38 papers, we found that despite a common base, the term has been used to depict a wide range of hoped characteristics of a software ecosystem. However, the number of studies addressing the topic is shown to grow while empirical studies are still rare. Thus, further studies should aim to standardize the terminology and concepts in order to create a common base for future work. Further work is needed also to develop early indicators that warn and guides companies on problems with their ecosystems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Business
Subtitle of host publicationICSOB 2015
PublisherSpringer
Pages272-287
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-19593-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-19592-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event6th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2015 - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 10 Jun 201512 Jun 2015
Conference number: 6

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume210

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2015
Abbreviated titleICSOB 2015
CountryPortugal
CityBraga
Period10/06/1512/06/15

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Keywords

  • Software ecosystem
  • Ecosystem health
  • Business ecosystem
  • Systematic literature study

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Hyrynsalmi, S., Seppänen, M., Nokkala, T., Suominen, A., & Järvi, A. (2015). Wealthy, Healthy and/or Happy: What does ‘Ecosystem Health’ Stand for ? In Software Business: ICSOB 2015 (pp. 272-287). Springer. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol.. 210 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19593-3_24
Hyrynsalmi, Sami ; Seppänen, Marko ; Nokkala, Tiina ; Suominen, Arho ; Järvi, Antero. / Wealthy, Healthy and/or Happy : What does ‘Ecosystem Health’ Stand for ?. Software Business: ICSOB 2015. Springer, 2015. pp. 272-287 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 210).
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Wealthy, Healthy and/or Happy : What does ‘Ecosystem Health’ Stand for ? / Hyrynsalmi, Sami; Seppänen, Marko; Nokkala, Tiina; Suominen, Arho; Järvi, Antero.

Software Business: ICSOB 2015. Springer, 2015. p. 272-287 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 210).

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Hyrynsalmi S, Seppänen M, Nokkala T, Suominen A, Järvi A. Wealthy, Healthy and/or Happy: What does ‘Ecosystem Health’ Stand for ? In Software Business: ICSOB 2015. Springer. 2015. p. 272-287. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 210). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19593-3_24