The growing importance of software ecosystems and open innovation requires that companies become more intentional about aligning their internal strategy, architecture and organizing efforts with the ecosystem that the company is part of. Few models exist that facilitate analysis and improvement of this alignment. In this paper, we present the ESAO model and describe its six main components. Organizations and researchers can use the model to analyze the alignment between the different parts of their business, technologies and ways of working, internally and in the ecosystem. The model is illustrated and validated through the use of three case studies. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.
Bosch, J., & Bosch-Sijtsema, P. (2014). ESAO: A holistic ecosystem-driven analysis model. In Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (Vol. 182, pp. 179–193). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08738-2_13