e3value user manual, first release
A value network is a collection of independent actors offering something of value to a market by engaging in economic exchanges.
The actors in a value network may be
Members of the network may be partners or competitors of each other. The characteristic features of a value network are that its actors are economically independent, engage in economic exchanges, and jointly offer something of value to their environment.
A value network consists of actors, including the customer who consumes the offering of the network. Actors may be grouped in market segments. Each actor performs one or more value-adding activities. The actors are related by commercial transactions.
In this chapter, we explain these concepts and illustrate how they are modeled in e3value .