International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business – Special Issue: Networks and governance in changing business ecosystems

The idea for editing this Special Issue followed an International Research Symposium held at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany in June 2017. The participants showcased how business activities extending beyond the focal firm and into a dynamic relational space which connects stakeholders, other firms and industry participants in changing ecosystems becomes a key consideration. Today, organisations need to take into account the interplay between local activities in regional clusters and those embedded in global value chains. Their various value creation activities may follow different organisational principles – exchange modes vary between market, hierarchy and cooperative governance forms. The concept of cultivating and accessing resourceful networks is significant in this context.