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Is Ecosystem Health a Useful Metaphor? Towards a Research Agenda for Ecosystem Health Research

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges and Opportunities in the Digital Era
Subtitle of host publication17th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2018, Kuwait City, Kuwait, October 30 – November 1, 2018, Proceedings
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-02131-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-02130-6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventConference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society - Kuwait City, Kuwait
Duration: 30 Oct 20181 Nov 2018


ConferenceConference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society
CityKuwait City


The term ecosystem has been widely adopted outside its original domain in biology, for example in business and engineering studies. Ecosystem health is a derivative metaphor used to describe the success of the ecosystem. In this paper, we describe the key shortcomings of ecosystem health research. We put forward two key postulates of ecosystem health. Based on these postulates we present a research agenda for ecosystem health.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland