Business ecosystem modelling: Combining natural ecosystems and multi-agent systems: Combining Natural Ecosystems and Multi-Agent Systems

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The increasing popularity of the "business ecosystem" concept in (business) strategy reflects that it is seen as one way to cope with increasingly dynamic and complex business environments. Nevertheless, the lack of a convincing model of a business ecosystem has led to the development of software which only give organisations a partial aid whilst neglecting their need for adaptation. Research in Multi-Agent Systems has proved to be suitable for modelling interactions among disparate sort of entities such as organisations. On the other hand, natural ecosystems continue to adapt themselves to changes in their dynamic and complex environments. In this paper, we present the Dynamic Agent-based Ecosystem Model. It combines ideas from natural ecosystems and multi-agent systems for business interactions. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event11th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2007 - Delft
Event duration: 1 Jul 2007 → …


Other11th International Workshop on Cooperative Information Agents, CIA 2007
Period1/07/07 → …