How to make networked markets work for you

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As “ecosystems” emerge, networked platforms become increasingly important in the business world. Platforms are being built in fields as diverse as health care, education, energy and government to create new efficiencies through unlocking hidden resources and discovering new forms of value.

Platforms represent a powerful catalyst for rich ecosystems that can enable exponential growth.

Even the strongest and most profitable players in the market need to rethink their strategies to sustain economic growth in this digitally disrupted world.  This article explores and explains ecosystem-centric business models, enabled by platform thinking, that are connecting providers and consumers or users more directly.

Businesses that do a better job of harnessing the power of platforms will win by turning disruption into a competitive advantage.

The article was written by:

  • Annette Schulz
    Partner, Advisory Services, EY, Germany
  • Drazen Nikolic
    Partner, Advisory Services, EY, Germany
  • Julia Speicher
    Manager, Advisory Services, EY, Germany

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