Competition Logics during Digital Platform Evolution

dc.contributor.author Ojala, Arto
dc.contributor.author Lyytinen, Kalle
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-28T00:43:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-28T00:43:56Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01-03
dc.description.abstract How are platforms built and how do they evolve? This is a salient question in digital ecosystems, where the competition has moved from traditional one-sided business logics to multi-sided platforms. In this paper, we explore how a digital platform evolves when the organization of the multilayered platform architecture, and related control points, is modified through competitive moves. We also examine how a firm may be able to manage the increased complexity of the platform. We show that when technical and strategic bottlenecks are solved, the platform owner can expand control to strategically important layers of the platform stack. The findings indicate that the complexity of the platform increases through a series of competitive moves. However, complexity can be managed by increasing the standardization of the platform interfaces, and by jockeying for a stronger position in critical parts of the platform stack.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2018.130
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-1-9
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50017
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 51st 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 Digital Services and the Digitalization of Services
dc.subject Competitive moves, Digital platforms, Design architecture, Multihoming, Platform evolution
dc.title Competition Logics during Digital Platform Evolution
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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