Systèmes d'Information et Management


This article supports that certain electronic market places aim towards "a business ecosys¬tem". It analysis this transformation from a theoretical point of view as well as from a prac¬tical point of view, through the case study: of the electronic market places of tourist and air¬line reservation systems. This article emphasizes essential notions (structure, complexity, and efficiency of business ecosystems) in order to understand the long-term organizational dy¬namic adaptation of these electronic markets.