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On the Heterogeneity of Digital Infrastructure in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

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Item Summary Schulte-Althoff, Matthias Schewina, Kai Lee, Gene Moo Fürstenau, Daniel 2020-01-04T08:22:28Z 2020-01-04T08:22:28Z 2020-01-07
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.description.abstract Digital infrastructure represents for startups in entrepreneurial ecosystems an important asset but also a major risk. Drawing on studies about digital entrepreneurship and ecosystems, we examine the determinants of the heterogeneity of startups’ tech stacks in ecosystems. Using publicly available data from the data aggregators Stackshare and Crunchbase, we identify popular endogenous categories in startups’ tech stacks. Then we conduct a visual network analysis and a multivariate regression analysis, utilizing the identified technology categories to measure the heterogeneity of the startups’ tech stacks. The analysis supports the propositions that firm age and increased funding are positively associated with tech stack heterogeneity, whereas funding rounds are negatively associated with tech stack heterogeneity. Implications of our findings on digital entrepreneurship and ecosystems are discussed.
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.subject Managing the Dynamics of Platforms and Ecosystems
dc.subject digital infrastructure
dc.subject entrepreneurial ecosystem
dc.subject network analysis
dc.subject technological heterogeneity
dc.subject tech stacks
dc.title On the Heterogeneity of Digital Infrastructure in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.703
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