Network Effects Canvas

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Network Effects Canvas

Network Effects Canvas


Understand and Stimulate Network Effects

The Network Effects Canvas is used for detailed modelling of ecosystem relationships. The breakdown of each relationship into value unit, value proposition and relevance of the relationship for the respective stakeholder - together with the subdivision into same-side and cross-side effects - creates clarity about all significant interactions in the ecosystem.


Identify the core relationship first. This is currently responsible for the major part of the ecosystem's value creation. When mapping this relationship, start by naming the stakeholders (consumer and producer) and defining the core value unit. Then add the respective value proposition and assess the relevance of the core relationship for the respective stakeholder.

Now proceed in the same way with the other relationships. Pay attention to the subdivision into cross-side and same-side network effects.

Finally, evaluate the relationships from the perspective of the moderator of the platform or ecosystem. First assess the relevance of the respective relationship for the platform or ecosystem. Then collect starting points to strengthen the particular relationship.

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Platform Innovation Kit

Platform Innovation Kit

Identify, build and scale network based businesses

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How may I use this canvas?

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Copy-paste the HTML code to your website. This will embed the document as an interactive player similar to how YouTube videos are embedded everywhere on the web.

TIP: You can change the width and height attributes to best fit the website in which the document will be embedded.

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