Digital innovation in platform-based ecosystems: An evolutionary framework

Thierry Isckia, Mark De Reuver, Denis Lescop

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Abstract

Creating a digital platform to leverage the potential of an ecosystem is recognized as an effective strategy to optimize innovation efforts in the digital era. In this paper, we analyze how platform-based ecosystems can ensure the commercialization of a constant flow of digital innovations. Our contribution focuses the role of platform-owners and the way they orchestrate the coupling process between two subsystems of the ecosystem: the innovation factory (IF) and the business development (BizDev). We apply a life-cycle perspective, analyzing how the relationships between platform design, value creation and knowledge are dynamically aligned. Existing accounts of ecosystem dynamics are quite scarce in the academic literature and they do not systematically acknowledge these two subsystems. By considering the two parts of ecosystems, we contribute to a better understanding of platform-based ecosystem evolution’s process. Three case studies illustrate platform-owners’ choices regarding the management of the coupling process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDES 2018 - 10th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages149-156
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event10th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems, MEDES 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 25 Sep 201828 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems, MEDES 2018
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period25/09/1828/09/18

Keywords

  • Business ecosystem
  • Ecosystem
  • Innovation ecosystem
  • Open innovation
  • Platform ecosystem

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