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James F. Moore

James F. Moore


B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1975
PhD., Harvard College, 1983


James F. "Jim" Moore
James F. Moore on Wikipedia

James F. Moore at Berkman Center for Internet & Society


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Biographical Note

Jim has written widely on business topics. He developed the concept of “business ecosystems” to describe networks of companies that collaborate and co-evolve to generate economic value. His Harvard Business Review article on business ecosystems, “Predators and Prey: A New Ecology of Competition,” won the McKinsey Award for best article of the year for 1993. His 1996 book “The Death of Competition: Leadership and Strategy in the Age of Business Ecosystems” won numerous awards (“one of the ten best books of the year,” BusinessWeek and “one of the ten best books of the decade for entrepreneurs,” Wall Street Journal) and was a best-seller. It was translated into and published in several languages, including Chinese. His work was featured in publications including Fortune, BusinessWeek, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on national television, including being interviewed on the Charlie Rose Show on PBS.

Publication Types

Author Non-Fiction
Scholastic, Academic Research


  • Business Ecosystems and the View from the Firm: Antitrust Bulletin, March, 2006
  • Digital Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Framework for Policy, Legal and Regulatory Action
  • Extreme Democracy, ed by Jon Lebkowsky & Mitch Radcliff
  • The Second Superpower Rears Its Beautiful Head, in Extreme Democracy, ed. by John Lebkowsky & Mitch Radcliff