Unpacking the role of political will in digital business ecosystem development for socioeconomic benefits

P. K. Senyo, Kecheng Liu, John Effah

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    As digital technology transforms many organisational alliances, new collaborative networks such as digital business ecosystems have emerged. In digital business ecosystems, participants leverage technological innovations to develop capabilities for value co-creation. Despite the growing number of studies, there is lack of research on how political-will facilitates development of digital business ecosystems. Therefore, this study develops a framework to explicate the role of political-will in the development of digital business ecosystems to achieve socioeconomic benefits. The findings show that political-will leads to provision of resources and legislative support as well as formulation of strategic initiatives required at the birth, expansion and maturity phases of digital business ecosystems to generate socioeconomic benefits such as (1) reduced corruption, (2) improved operational processes, (3) increased government revenue, (4) reduced bureaucracy and (5) improved transparency, fairness and accountability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th European Conference Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
    Subtitle of host publicationResearch Papers
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7336325-0-8
    Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2019
    EventECIS 2019: European Conference on Information Systems: Information Systems for a Sharing Society - Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 8 Jun 201914 Jun 2019
    Conference number: 27


    ConferenceECIS 2019: European Conference on Information Systems
    Abbreviated titleECIS 2019
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    • Digital business ecosystem
    • Digital business ecosystem development
    • Political-will
    • Socioeconomic benefits


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