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Heteropathic versus homopathic resource integration and value co-creation in service ecosystems

Peters, Linda D.

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Linda D. Peters



Abstract

While the notion that resource integration is central to understanding value co-creation in service ecosystems, there is currently no clear and detailed definition of resource integration. The philosophical concept of emergence makes a clear distinction between instances of resource integration based on emergent relations between resources, here termed heteropathic resource integration, and instances of resource integration based on summative relations between resources, here termed homopathic resource integration. It is the new emergent properties that result from heteropathic resource integration that become an important factor in enhancing resourceness and thus value co-creation. Using the concept of emergence, heteropathic resource integration may lead to new emergent properties in service ecosystems, properties which may help and/or hinder the viability of service ecosystems. The assessment of the value co-created by resource integrators may be related to these new emergent properties.

Citation

Peters, L. D. (2016). Heteropathic versus homopathic resource integration and value co-creation in service ecosystems. Journal of Business Research, 69(9), 2999-3007. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.02.033

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 2, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 3, 2016
Publication Date Aug 1, 2016
Deposit Date May 16, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 16, 2016
Journal Journal of Business Research
Print ISSN 0148-2963
Electronic ISSN 1873-7978
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 69
Issue 9
Pages 2999-3007
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.02.033
Keywords Emergence; Resource integration; Value co-creation; Value appraisal; Service ecosystems
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/781636
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296316001041
Contract Date May 16, 2016

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