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Table 2 Two guidelines for practically visualizing a business ecosystem

From: Business ecosystem architecture development: a case study of Electric Vehicle home charging

Demand-driven: 6 steps to building an ecosystem of demand for your business (Manning et al. 2002) Development of an Ecosystem Model for the Realization of Internet of Things (IoT) Services in Supply Chain Management (Papert and Pflaum 2017)
1. Understand customer demand by mapping your customer ecosystem. 1. Definition of an IoT service that should be realized;
2. Leverage ecosystem partners to take advantage of indirect demand. 2. Definition of the own value contribution(s) for the realization of the defined IoT service;
3. Build adaptive strategies to become demand-driven. 3. Identification of necessary roles that provide the remaining value contributions for the realization of the defined IoT service, in relation to the presented ecosystem model;
4. Use information technology to support your ecosystem. 4. Establishment of the own ecosystem by building up business relationships with companies or actors that represent the necessary roles (cooperation partners) for the provision of the remaining value contributions;
5. Turn business processes into ecosystem capabilities. 5. Negotiations with the cooperation partners about compensation (remuneration) for the provision of the remaining value contributions;
6. Synchronize customer ecosystem and supply chain. 6. Realization of the identified IoT service in cooperation with the partners of the own ecosystem.