AI and IoT based collaborative business ecosystem: A case in Chinese fish farming industry

Xiaoping Yang, Dongmei Cao, Jing Chen, Zuoping Xiao, Ahmad Daowd

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Life below water has been set as one of the UN sustainable development goals. Meanwhile, digital technologies AI and IoT (A-I) have brought a revolutionary impact on human’s life in general and on traditional industries such as manufacture and agriculture in particular. The purpose of this research is to showcase the mechanism of an A-I based collaborative business ecosystem (A-I CBE) through an in-depth case study of a Chinese agricultural science and technology company, Celefish. We demonstrate how Celefish has developed the A-I CBE, leading the value co-creative collaboration between the ecosystem participants. Research suggests that the A-I CBE contributes to evolution and sustainable development of the fish farming ecosystem. The research adds contributions to the business ecosystem theory particularly in value co-creation and sustainability via digital technologies. It also provides practical implications for policymakers and strategic management in applying digital technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151 - 171
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Management
Issue number2
Early online date25 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Collaborative Business Ecosystem (CBE)
  • Value co-creation
  • Sustainability
  • Fish farming industry
  • CBE
  • AI
  • Collaborative business ecosystem
  • IoT
  • Internet of things
  • China
  • Evolution
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Celefish
  • Digital platform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial relations
  • Law
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management


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