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Ecosystem as an Organization Design Choice and Designing an Ecosystem

  • 09 Mar 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
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Ecosystem as an Organization Design Choice and Designing an Ecosystem

9th March 2023, Thursday at 9am Eastern Time

“What makes ecosystems distinct? Taking an comparative institutional perspective, Michael G Jacobides will draw on his latest work on how ecosystems both emerge as the response to failures of other designs, and how they entail inherent failures of their own. Having considered what makes ecosystems attractive and the failures they then engender, Michael will consider the key challenges in designing an ecosystem. Drawing on theory and practice alike (with respect to strategy and policy) he will look at what we know and what we yet have to learn about ecosystem design”

About the Speaker: 

Michael G Jacobides is the Sir Donald Gordon Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Professor of Strategy at London Business School. His work, which has received the Sloan Foundation Award, has appeared in the top academic journals such as SMJ, AMJ, OrgSci and Industrial and Corporate Change, where he is a co-Editor. He studies industry evolution, value migration, firm boundaries and organization design. His recent work has shed light on the emergence and development of digital platforms and ecosystems and has looked at the strategies and policy issues this raises. He has visited Harvard, NYU, Cambridge, Imperial, Bocconi and Wharton, where he obtained his PhD, after studying at Athens, Cambridge and Stanford. He is the Chief Expert Advisor on the Digital Economy at the Hellenic Competition Commission and a co-author of the WEF’s White Paper on Digital Platforms and Ecosystems. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the New York Fed, working on the shifting business model of financial intermediation.

Michael is the Lead Advisor of EvolutionLtd and an Academic Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group. A winner of the 2018 Theory to Practice Award from the StrategieForum, he was selected in 2019 as one of the Thinkers50. He writes for HBR, SMR and, and has appeared at the FT, CNN and BBC. He works on thought leadership with consultants such as McKinsey, IDEO, Accenture, PwC, Deloitte, Keystone and ECSi, and on strategy with corporates such as Haier, Huawei, MasMovil, Vodafone, Nokia, SAP, Enel, Santander, Helvetia, Zurich, CS, Airbus, DeBeers, Burberry, MerckSerono and the NHS. He served on the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum and has presented at the Davos Annual meetings.

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