The Need of Performance Indicators for Collaborative Business Ecosystems

  • Paula GraçaEmail author
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 450)


During last decades there has been a trend to build collaboration platforms as enablers for groups of enterprises to jointly provide integrated services and products. As a result, the notion of business ecosystem is getting wider acceptance. However, a critical issue that is still open, despite some efforts in this area, is the identification of adequate performance indicators to measure and motivate sustainable collaboration. This work-in-progress addresses this concern, briefly presenting the state of the art of relevant contributing areas such as, collaborative networks, business ecosystems, enterprise performance indicators, social networks analysis, and supply chains. Complementarily, through an assessment of current gaps, the research challenges are identified and an approach for further development is proposed.


Collaborative network Digital ecosystem Business ecosystem Digital business ecosystem Performance indicators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Technologies and Systems (CTS)UNINOVACaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences and TechnologyUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal

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