Platform Ecosystem Modeling

Theoretical framework

Platform ecosystems set specific requirements for description, diagnostics and management tools. The fast emerging ecosystems need decision making tools that are flexible and adapt to the changing needs of the ecosystem.

Research question to be addressed

What kinds of changes are needed in the business models, strategic planning procedures, resilient business strategies, investment and risk management, operations management, innovation and added value distribution of the platform network?


Development of the soft systems modeling tools for decision making in complex environments.

Description of tasks

Soft systems modeling tool development to work shop use. Systems dynamical, network topology analysis and other experiments


Diagnostic tool for ecosystem management and resilience assessment


Diagnostic tool for ecosystem management for one type of platform ecosystem (Year 3); Generic, easy to apply tool for ecosystem resilience assessment


Leena Ilmola (leader), International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria.
Matthias Wildemeersch, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria.
Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez, School of Systems & Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA.