Management Review ›› 2022, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 322-337.

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Case Study on the Mechanism of Industrial Internet Platform Enablement to Promote the Construction of Digital Business Ecosystem

Sun Xinbo, Zhang Mingchao, Wang Yongxia   

  1. School of Business Administration, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110169
  • Received:2020-09-30 Published:2022-02-25

Abstract: This study adopts the exploratory case study method, takes Haier COSMOPlat as the case study object, and explores the mechanism of industrial internet platform enablement to promote the construction of digital business ecosystem. The study finds: (1) From the perspective of “Fan-Management”, the industrial internet platform and data value nodes, data value chains, and data value networks have a symmetrical adaptation consistency in self-discovery/anti-discovery, and they are also in the same way from self-discovery to anti-discovery in deepening inheritance. From the perspective of “Fan-Management”, the industrial internet platform is unified with data value nodes, data value chains and data value networks. This is doomed to the inevitable feasibility of the realization of organizational enablement, structural enablement and field enablement; (2)The realization of enablement follows the process path of “data resource actions-data capabilities generation-ecological value realization”; (3)Industrial internet platform realizes organizational enablement, structural enablement and field enablement to complete the ecological strategic tasks of data value node deployment, data value chain cultivation and data value network architecture. The value structure system interwoven by data value nodes, data value chains and data value networks reflects the construction and formation of digital business ecosystem. (4) Structural enablement is based on further vertical value expansion based on organizational enablement, and field enablement is based on further horizontal value expansion based on structural enablement.

Key words: industrial internet platform, enablement, digital business ecosystem, Fan-Management