An Ecosystem Model of Technology Evolution

  title={An Ecosystem Model of Technology Evolution},
  author={Gediminas Adomavicius and Jesse Bockstedt and Alok Gupta and Robert J. Kauffman},
We propose a new conceptual model for understanding technological evolution that identifies the impact of social (e.g., market, economic, and political forces) and technological forces. We build on theories from technological forecasting, technology evolution, and innovation research to develop the concept of a technology ecosystem. By considering the influence of social forces, technical forces, and the interplay between the two we demonstrate that layers of technology naturally arise. These… CONTINUE READING
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