Key words: Business Ecosystem / Organisational Agility / Opportunities / Control
Abstract: Businesses are increasingly acting in multicompany ecosystems that incorporate a wide variety of players. Ecosystems combine information and capabilities from a wide variety of players, increasing their collective ability to explore new paths and learn about the market. They also enable the rapid development of new offerings in response to emerging opportunities that could not have been foreseen. These benefits will be essential in future business environments, which will likely be more complex and less predictable than those of the past.However, realizing those benefits requires a new organizational logic. Ecosystems cannot be successfully managed with deliberate planning and control.