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Title: ICT Platform-Enabled Socio-Economic Ecosystem in Himalayan Villages of India: The Case of a Forest Protection and Renewable Energy Production Project
Authors: Dixit, Gaurav
Joshi K.K.
Sharma, Vinay Kumar
Sharma S.K.
Dwivedi Y.K.
Metri B.
Rana N.P.
Published in: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Proceedings of IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2022
Abstract: There is a growing focus on developing ICT-based business ecosystems to provide an innovative and socially-embedded solution that is aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals. However, general approaches being used to build the ICT-based business ecosystems face significant challenges in achieving sustainability, participation, and self-organization on their own. In this research, we pursue the new conceptualization of emergent digital designing to understand these challenges and leverage the concepts of multi-sided platforms to design and transform an ICT-based socio-economic ecosystem that enables co-creation of value. Specifically, we use the activity theory perspective to analyze the required features in the development of an ICT-based socio-economic ecosystem for forest protection and renewable energy production. Based on our case analysis, we construct a typology of various features that an ICT-based socio-economic ecosystem should imbibe to facilitate value co-creation by various actors of the ecosystem. This research contributes to the theory of the solution genre by presenting a feature set related to different aspects of the socio-economic ecosystems. We also highlight the needed minimalistic view of ICTs in the digital transformations of societal and environmental initiatives.
Citation: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 2020, 3- 14
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Keywords: Activity theory
ICT platform
Platform ecosystem
Renewable energy resources
Sustainable development
Business ecosystem
Co-creation of values
Digital transformation
Environmental initiatives
Multi-sided platforms
Renewable energies
Self organizations
Value co creations
ISBN: 9.78E+12
ISSN: 18684238
Author Scopus IDs: 57200161372
Author Affiliations: Dixit, G., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India
Joshi, K.K., Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India, Forest Department of Uttarakhand, Dehradun, India
Funding Details: Activity System, Object, and Mediation. Several key artifacts or tools were used to mediate the activity. The first artifact is funding to enable the research project as a result of the previous research work of the project team members. Intangible artifa.Acknowledgment. Funding for this research work was provided by India’s National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS) Scheme for a Project titled “Socio-Economic Value Creation through Forest Bio-Residue Based Energy Generation in alignment with the UNâ
Corresponding Author: Dixit, G.; Department of Management Studies, India; email:
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