Leveraging Ambidexterity in a Digital Platform Ecosystem: Insights from a Complementor’s Perspective

dc.contributor.author Vieru, Dragos
dc.contributor.author Plugge, Albert
dc.contributor.author Bourdeau, Simon
dc.date.accessioned 2022-12-27T19:21:26Z
dc.date.available 2022-12-27T19:21:26Z
dc.date.issued 2023-01-03
dc.description.abstract This case study explores ambidextrous practices of a complementor firm within a Microsoft-owned digital platform ecosystem (DPE). We draw on organizational ambidexterity and social mechanisms as lenses to analyze how a complementor deals with paradoxical practices of exploration and exploitation in the context of a DPE. By identifying deep structures and surface structures and their related social mechanisms we shed light on the role of ambidextrous complementors in a DPE. Our analysis implies that the identified social mechanisms illustrate how the complementor creates new ideas with other DPE actors to nurture capability development (exploration) and how these ideas are transformed into practice (exploitation). In addition, our findings imply that the complementor’s support of a platform contributes to an increased commitment to the platform owner.
dc.format.extent 10
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-6-4
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10125/103394
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 56th 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 Socio-Technical Issues in Organizational Information Technologies
dc.subject complementor
dc.subject digital platform ecosystem
dc.subject organizational ambidexterity
dc.subject social mechanisms
dc.title Leveraging Ambidexterity in a Digital Platform Ecosystem: Insights from a Complementor’s Perspective
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