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Digital Ecosystems as a Unit of Scientific Analysis. A Sociological Investigation

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dc.contributor.author Bygstad, Bendik
dc.contributor.author Dulsrud, Arne
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-04T08:21:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-04T08:21:56Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/64440
dc.description.abstract The growth of digital ecosystems such as Google, Apple and Uber has led to radical changes in economic activity, work and consumption. It has also challenged established economic, social and organization theory, which has clear limitations in understanding these phenomena. The discourses on these topics are conducted in various arenas, which are not linked, and conceptualise digital ecosystems differently. What kind of theoretical object is this? The purpose of this study is to present an institutional and comparative analysis of the research on platforms and digital ecosystems. We identify four research streams; political, economic, technological and individual. We analyse each stream regarding the key insights, and identify the most important knowledge sources. Then we assess the relevance of classical and modern sociology for understanding digital ecosystems.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Knowing What We Know: Theory, Meta-analysis, and Review
dc.subject digital ecosystem
dc.subject literature review
dc.subject platform
dc.subject sociology
dc.title Digital Ecosystems as a Unit of Scientific Analysis. A Sociological Investigation
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.698
Appears in Collections: Knowing What We Know: Theory, Meta-analysis, and Review


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