TOWARD A DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Environmental sustainability is one of the main challenges that the public and private sectors, and civil society need to address together. Information systems that provide data and insights into the status of the environment are considered valuable to better handle sustainability concerns. In addition, digital technologies are changing the dynamics of interaction within business environments, making the concept of digital business ecosystem highly relevant. Despite these premises, few studies on sustainability take an information systems (IS) perspective, and Green IS research has rarely been conducted from an ecosystem perspective. Therefore, in addressing these gaps we qualitatively analyze the Norwegian aquaculture
ecosystem and extend the ecosystem literature by providing a conceptual framework of a digital business ecosystem for sustainability. The proposed framework can also assist organizations in developing and using information systems to manage sustainability concerns.