Visualizing the Maturing Global API Ecosystem Heshmatisafa, Saeid Huhtamäki, Jukka Seppänen, Marko 2021-12-24T18:21:40Z 2021-12-24T18:21:40Z 2022-01-04
dc.description.abstract Platform boundary resources are prominent digital strategy tools for companies to disclose business assets to partners and consumers. However, the platform boundary resources of API ecosystems are dependent on API usage and characteristics as well as the social environment around them. This study focuses on the global API ecosystem guided by two assumptions: 1) geographic proximity is distorted, and the global API ecosystem is decentralized in a digitally connected world, and 2) open co-innovation is somewhat prone to geographic nearness and centralized. A data-driven network analysis was utilized to depict the global and regional geolocation of more than 22,000 APIs and 6,000 mashups. First, the global locations of API providers were examined. Next, the connectivity of API mashups at global and regional levels was studied. The findings suggest that APIs are distributed globally, and the API ecosystem has moved from emerging to mature; however, the distribution is skewed towards entrepreneurial regions in North America. Finally, the theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2022.817
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-5-7
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 55th 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 api
dc.subject api economy
dc.subject api ecosystem
dc.subject network analysis
dc.subject visualization
dc.title Visualizing the Maturing Global API Ecosystem
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