Dennis has been working in the financial industry since 2011 and, after completing his training as a banker, has held various roles within one of Germany's largest regional credit institutions. He was able to gain in-depth experience in the banking business through his positions in sales management and private banking. Most recently, he supported management as a consultant in strategy development. Dennis initially supplemented his practical experience in banking by studying business administration at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Sankt Augustin and Keele University (UK). Furthermore, he was also able to gain initial experience in a consulting boutique for the financial industry as part of his studies. In 2020, he completed his Master in Management (M.Sc.) at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management with a focus on strategy and finance. As part of his thesis, he analyzed the success factors for platform-based business models in the banking sector in Germany. Since May 2021, Dennis has been supporting CC Ecosystems as a PhD student in the area of business ecosystems. His research focuses on value accumulation for individual players as well as on pricing and governance systematics.

Success Factors for Business Ecosystems – An Analysis for the Banking Market Germany from the Orchestrator’s Perspective

The concept of business ecosystems has become established in the context of corporate operations in recent years. Business ecosystems seem to provide a particularly advantageous foundation in times of uncertainty and diverse customer needs. Often, companies that orchestrate value creation among the different actors are considered to play a prominent role when it comes to enabling business ecosystems. The question, however, is what factors are necessary for an orchestrator to be able to build a business ecosystem business model. In the following, I provide insight into the results my master’s thesis, which identifies such factors from an orchestrator’s perspective.

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