主题：The critical realism approach to ecosystem theorisation: deeper structures
I contend that ecosystem is under-theorised and underestimated as most ecosystem studies only take ecosystem as a novel setting of mature research topics. I propose paying more attention to the ecosystem entity itself and delving into its deeps structures that underline ecosystem mechanisms. To do so, a critical realism ontology should be adopted, as opposed to structuralism and structurationism. Two generic ecosystem strategies based on this approach will be presented.
Hong Hou is a doctoral candidate in the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. Before joining academia, he had ten years’ experience in China's high-tech sector, working as a strategy consultant and an in-house strategy officer. His works have published in academic international journals like Long Range Planning, Technovation, as well as in practitioner-oriented journals such as Organizational Dynamics and Tsinghua Management Review. His single-authored articles on Industrial Internet have been reprinted by XinhuaWenzhai and included by a book coedited by Tencent and Institute of Global Industries, Tsinghua University.
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