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The Next Generation Enterprise: Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem

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The Next Generation Enterprise: Thriving in an Increasingly Digital EcosystemWeill, Peter
Woerner, Stephanie L.
Research BriefingIT-based Business Transformation
Digital Innovation
Abstract: With digitization rapidly transforming business, MIT CISR is trying to understand what the next generation enterprise will look like in five to seven years. A review of seventy-seven breakthrough initiatives in large organizations produced a framework and examples to support the key insight so far: that businesses have the opportunity to move from value chains to ecosystems. This briefing describes four viable business models—supplier, omni-channel business, plug and play module producer, and ecosystem driver—and presents a series of questions to guide your next steps.

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April 18, 2013


April 29, 2013


if this is the briefing, how can we get the full research or more info?

also :’ Social collaboration ‘ i.e not only collaborations internally but also with the end user is shaping the enterprises of the future. More than having consumer in mind its about having the consumer involved in design / in conversation is key to playing the future now. Mining the user spend data makes sense, but how far is that effective as lead indicator of the future?


Cheryl Miller-Daniels
April 29, 2013

Hi, Kunal-

Members of MIT CISR patron and sponsor organizations can download the full research presentation on this topic from our March 2013 Madrid forum, “The Next Generation Enterprise: Thriving in an Increasingly Digital Ecosystem.”

Best wishes-


July 17, 2013

I believe ecosystem model could also be a successful model for small NGOs and are currently working on one such project at Delhi, India. The project is under the umbrella of a Centre of Excellence on service innovation and business agility’

Any way to access the full report on the promise of sharing our experiences in meaningful form to the project sponsors?
February 14, 2017

How can I get the video presentation of Dr Weill on this topic.

Cheryl Miller
February 14, 2017

See Peter Weill’s video “How Digitization Is Driving the Next-Generation Enterprise” for more on this topic. Other MIT CISR videos by Peter Weill may also contain related information; see the list of his videos.

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