On the Quantification of Value Networks: A Dependency Model for Interconnection Scenarios

  • Patrick Zwickl
  • Peter Reichl
  • Antonio Ghezzi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6995)


Caused by the non-linearity of some industries such as networking interconnection, the deep understanding of Value Networks has grown in importance. While related works such as Value Network Analysis have been subject to the available qualitative mechanisms, this papers aims at quantifying actor dependencies within Value Networks. To this end, a series of dependency indicators are proposed based on well-established economic principles like Porter’s Five Forces on firms. This approach is validated through a case study analysing the replaceability of Transit Network Service Providers. Finally, an outlook on bargaining strategies based on these dependency indicators is given.


Value Networks Quantification Dependency Analysis Interconnection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick Zwickl
    • 1
  • Peter Reichl
    • 1
    • 2
  • Antonio Ghezzi
    • 3
  1. 1.FTW Telecommunications Research Center ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Université Européenne de BretagneRennesFrance
  3. 3.Department of Management, Economics and Industrial EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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