Platform Ecosystems

Aligning Architecture, Governance, and Strategy

Author: Amrit Tiwana

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124080545

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 3230

Platform Ecosystems is a hands-on guide that offers a complete roadmap for designing and orchestrating vibrant software platform ecosystems. Unlike software products that are managed, the evolution of ecosystems and their myriad participants must be orchestrated through a thoughtful alignment of architecture and governance. Whether you are an IT professional or a general manager, you will benefit from this book because platform strategy here lies at the intersection of software architecture and business strategy. It offers actionable tools to develop your own platform strategy, backed by original research, tangible metrics, rich data, and cases. You will learn how architectural choices create organically-evolvable, vibrant ecosystems. You will also learn to apply state-of-the-art research in software engineering, strategy, and evolutionary biology to leverage ecosystem dynamics unique to platforms. Read this book to learn how to: Evolve software products and services into vibrant platform ecosystems Orchestrate platform architecture and governance to sustain competitive advantage Govern platform evolution using a powerful 3-dimensional framework If you’re ready to transform platform strategy from newspaper gossip and business school theory to real-world competitive advantage, start right here! Understand how architecture and strategy are inseparably intertwined in platform ecosystems Architect future-proof platforms and apps and amplify these choices through governance Evolve platforms, apps, and entire ecosystems into vibrant successes and spot platform opportunities in almost any—not just IT—industry
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Intellectual Property Modularity in Software Products and Software Platform Ecosystems

Author: Josef Waltl

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373222984X

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

View: 1894

This book examines the impact of Intellectual Property (IP) modular architecture on software products and software platform ecosystems. The presented results are based on a detailed qualitative case study analysis of two software products and two software platforms and on a quantitative study of two software ecosystems. The results extend the existing literature on IP modularity by demonstrating a direct association between IP modular product or platform architecture and the related business models. The analysis also shows that the early consideration of IP-related requirements in the requirements engineering process of software systems can prevent costly and time-consuming re-modularizations. The quantitative analysis in two software ecosystems shows that IP modular platform architecture, which can allow increased openness while still maintaining value appropriation, can increase a platform’s attractiveness for complementors. To summarize, this book demonstrates the connections between IP management, software architecture and the respective business models of software product or platform providers.
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Analyzing Dynamic Capabilities in the Context of Cloud Platform Ecosystems

A Case Study Approach

Author: Kevin Rudolph

Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 3828868835

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

View: 2460

Dynamic capabilities (DCs) refer to a firm's abilities to continuously adapt its resource base in order to respond to changes in its external environment. The capability to change dynamically is crucial in business ecosystems that are composed of a variety of actors. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leader in the cloud platform industry, is a promising cloud platform provider (CPP) to show a high degree of dynamic capability fulfillment within its highly fluctuating ecosystem. To date, the full scope of dynamic capabilities in cloud platform ecosystems (CPEs) has not been fully understood. Previous work has failed to deliver a combined perspective of explicit dynamic capabilities in cloud platform ecosystems applied on an in-depth practical case. With our mixed-method case study on the AWS ecosystem we deliver a thorough understanding of its sensing, seizing and transforming capabilities. We generate a set of strategy management frameworks that support our expectations and lead to unexpected insights. We find out that AWS develops and holds a large set of interacting dynamic capabilities incorporating a variety of ecosystem actors in order to sustain tremendous customer value and satisfaction. The thesis infers significant theoretical and practical implications for all CPE actors, like partners, customers, investors and researchers in the field of IT strategy management. Managers of all CPE actors are encouraged to critically evaluate their own maturity level and complement a CPP's DC explications in order to boost business by implementing sensing, seizing, transforming and innovating capabilities.
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Complementary Innovation in Platform-Centric Ecosystems. An Entegrated View

Author: Konstantin Kugler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656972931

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 111

View: 2519

Master's Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, University of Mannheim, language: English, abstract: Managers in strategy and organization for innovation are increasingly confronted with the challenge to compete on the basis of complex technology platforms. Prominent examples, such as Microsoft Windows (operating systems), Google (Internet search engines), Facebook (online social networks), Sony PlayStation (video game consoles), Visa (payment cards), Wal-Mart (retail), Tesla Motors (electric cars) or Life Technologies (genome sequencing), demonstrate that platforms are pervasive in many industries. In fact, platforms represent one of three configuration models through which firms innovate and generate value. Thus, platforms are both a mechanism for value creation through innovation and value capture through appropriation. Their economic importance is substantial: in terms of market value, 60 of the 100 largest companies worldwide earn more than half of their income in platform markets. The emergence of platforms reflects the growing interdependency between products and services and the increasing dispersion of innovation activities among many different actors, especially in rapidly evolving high-tech industries. It has been widely acknowledged in management theory and practice that in order to successfully commercialize innovations and create value for end users, platforms have to be embedded in an interrelated array of organizations, including suppliers, complementors, customers, competitors and institutions. Thereby, platforms constitute the foundation upon which a vast and diverse web of firms, commonly defined as a ‘business ecosystem’, develop and provide complementary products and services. While the question of how platform owners can stimulate R&D activities by complementors has been tackled in the academic literature and evolved to a promising research field, a coherent concept of the managerial levers is still missing. This motivates the following research question: “What firm-level and industry-level determinants of platform-centric ecosystems encourage or impede complementary innovation by third-party organizations?” Accordingly, the main objective of this thesis is to conceptualize an integrated view of the defining elements of platform ecosystems and their implications for the innovation orientation of complementors. In addition, this thesis aims to test and build on the proposed theoretical framework empirically by investigating the high-tech industry platform ecosystems of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Advanced RISC Machines (ARM).
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Die Plattform-Revolution

Von Airbnb, Uber, PayPal und Co. lernen: Wie neue Plattform-Geschäftsmodelle die Wirtschaft verändern

Author: Geoffrey G. Parker,Marshall W. Van Alstyne,Sangeet Paul Choudary

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958455212

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2910

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Collaborative Value Co-creation in the Platform Economy

Author: Anssi Smedlund,Arto Lindblom,Lasse Mitronen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811089566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

View: 2538

This book offers a service science perspective on platform orchestration and on collaborative consumption, providing an overview of research topics related to service dominant logic in multi-sided markets. The chapters give an international and multi-disciplinary overview of the current topics of digital service platforms from many angles. This overview helps in filling the gap between service science and recent research of the platform economy and paves the way for future service platform research. Open standards and distributed databases such as blockchain configurations increase the connectivity of business ecosystems as devices and systems exchange data with each other instead of through intermediaries. This exchange opens up opportunities for new value constellations, makes services globally scalable, and connects local service systems as integrated systems of systems. The book brings together established academics from a number of disciplines. This collaboration makes it possible to provide novel constructs and empirical results that help the reader to understand how value is co-created and orchestrated in the era of digital service platforms. In addition to theory building, practical implications for wider managerial and policy use are highlighted. The topics in this book are related to service platform technologies; organizational capabilities; and strategies and management in the contexts of retail, healthcare, and the public sector. A wide selection of case studies is used to demonstrate the implications of platforms for different service and economic contexts. Combining both theory and practice, this book is highly recommended for readers interested in the service and marketing point of view on the platform economy and for practitioners strategizing for scalable service platforms. Chapters 4 and 10 are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via
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Software Ecosystems

Analyzing and Managing Business Networks in the Software Industry

Author: Slinger Jansen,Michael A. Cusumano,Sjaak Brinkkemper

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781955638

Category: Computers

Page: 344

View: 6517

This book describes the state-of-the-art of software ecosystems. It constitutes a fundamental step towards an empirically based, nuanced understanding of the implications for management, governance, and control of software ecosystems. This is the first book of its kind dedicated to this emerging field and offers guidelines on how to analyze software ecosystems; methods for managing and growing; methods on transitioning from a closed software organization to an open one; and instruments for dealing with open source, licensing issues, product management and app stores. It is unique in bringing together industry experiences, academic views and tackling challenges such as the definition of fundamental concepts of software ecosystems, describing those forces that influence its development and lifecycles, and the provision of methods for the governance of software ecosystems. This book is an essential starting point for software industry researchers, product managers, and entrepreneurs.
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Proceedings of the European Workshop on Software Ecosystems 2017

Author: Peter Buxmann,Thomas Aidan Curran,Gerald Eichler,Slinger Jansen,Thomas Kude,Karl Michael Popp

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752892110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 7264

The European Workshop on Software Ecosystems is an annual event which connects researchers and fellow professionals in the field of software ecosystems. Presentations in 2017 included: 1. Software M&A Ecosystems -- Industry Keynote by Julis Telaranta, Corum 2. Sandbox vs. Toolbox - Analyzing boundary Resource in B2B Software Platforms -- Maximilian Schreieck, Robert Finke, Manuel Wiesche, Helmut Krcmar 3. Manage multiple platform-ecosystems -- Christopher Jud, Georg Herzwurm 4. Survival of the smartest: Digitalization of mechanical engineering companies by creating a software ecosystem -- Industry Keynote by Benjamin Müller, ADAMOS GmbH 5. Building your IoT ecosystem: Proposing the Hybrid Intelligence Accelerator -- Dominik Dellermann, Nikolaus Lipusch, Philipp Ebel, Jan Marco Leimeister 6. The European Standard on eInvoicing EN16931 - Applications and Services to implement Directive 2014/55/EU on electronic invoicing -- Industry Keynote by Seeburger AG 7. Platform Business in Application Markets: Data Analytics of Mobile App Usage and Descriptions -- Lauri Frank 8. Fake it till you make it: how to bootstrap an ecosystem before your company is ready -- Alexander Eck, Benjamin Spottke 9. Strategy definition in large enterprise software ecosystems -- Ralf Meyer
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Business Architecture Strategy and Platform-Based Ecosystems

Author: Young Won Park

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811055351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 129

View: 1086

This book provides a framework and real case analyses concerning business architecture strategy and platform-based ecosystems. Firstly, the book introduces a framework of business architecture strategy and suggests an engineering process that employs a business architecture analysis system in which the various business best-practices information technology (IT) tools are integrated into an interface. More specifically, this architecture analysis provides the means to realize two essential features: a strategy that allows global firms to sense changing market needs, and a tool that combines mechanical engineering with electronics and software IT tools. Secondly, the book discusses platform-based ecosystems. Crucial issues for today’s firms are associated with value creation through their platform and ecosystem framework. With a major emphasis on modular product architecture, US firms have focused heavily on platform development in modular industries. Their base is operation system (OS) software, so that IT firms in general focus on software capabilities—and digital control in particular. In contrast, the advantage for Japanese firms is not digital but analog control. Without any drastic changes in their industry practices, Japanese firms are likely to sustain their analog platform advantage. The book subsequently puts forward a holistic view through the connection of business architecture strategy and platform-based ecosystems. The theoretical framework and case illustrations are especially useful to firms involved in a variety of industries that must respond to the turbulent environmental changes of the digital era. Most of the cases target not only Japanese firms but also many other global firms. Readers are systematically shown how to balance technological competence and customer competence by using the framework of business architecture strategy and platform-based ecosystems.
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OSGi and Equinox

Creating Highly Modular Java Systems

Author: Jeff McAffer,Paul VanderLei,Simon Archer

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321609433

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 1456

A Hands-On Guide to Equinox and the OSGi Framework In OSGI and Equinox: Creating Highly Modular Java™ Systems , three leading experts show developers—for the first time—exactly how to make the most of these breakthrough technologies for building highly modular dynamic systems. You’ll quickly get started with Eclipse bundle tooling, create your first OSGi-based system, and move rapidly to sophisticated production development. Next, you’ll master best practices and techniques for creating systems with exceptional modularity and maintainability. You’ll learn all about OSGi’s Declarative Services and how to use them to solve a wide variety of real-world problems. Finally, you’ll see everything that you’ve learned implemented in a complete case study project that takes you from early prototype through application delivery. For every Eclipse developer, regardless of previous experience, this book Combines a complete hands-on tutorial, online sample code at every step, and deep technical dives for working developers Covers the OSGi programming model, component development, OSGi services, Eclipse bundle tooling, server-side Equinox, and much more Offers knowledge, guidance, and best practices for overcoming the complexities of building modular systems Addresses practical issues ranging from integrating third-party code libraries to server-side programming Includes a comprehensive case study that goes beyond prototyping to deliver a fully refined and refactored production system Whatever your application, industry, or problem domain, if you want to build state-of-the-art software systems with OSGi and Equinox, you will find this book to be an essential resource.
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Governing Sourcing Relationships. A Collection of Studies at the Country, Sector and Firm Level

8th Global Sourcing Workshop 2014, Val d'Isere, France, March 23-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Julia Kotlarsky,Ilan Oshri,Leslie P. Willcocks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319113674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 3553

This book contains 11 papers from the 8th Workshop on Global Sourcing, held in Val d’Isère, France, during March 23–26, 2014, which were carefully reviewed and selected from 42 submissions. They are based on a vast empirical base brought together by leading researchers in information systems, strategic management, and operations. This volume is intended for students, academics, and practitioners interested in research results and experiences in outsourcing and offshoring of information technology and business processes. Topics discussed in this book combine theoretical and practical insights regarding challenges that industry leaders, policy makers, and professionals face; and they predominantly focus on how sourcing relationships are governed at the national, industry, and firm level. The contributions also examine current and future trends in outsourcing, paying particular attention to cloud services and their impact on the outsourcing sector.
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Author: Nick Srnicek

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 386854934X

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 4316

Was vereint Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Monsanto, Uber und Airbnb? Sie alle sind Unternehmen, die Hardware und Software für andere bereitstellen, mit dem Ziel, möglichst geschlossene sozio-ökonomische Tech-Systeme zu schaffen. Google kontrolliert die Recherche, Facebook regiert Social Media und Amazon ist führend beim E-Commerce. Doch nicht nur Technologie-Unternehmen bauen Plattformen auf, auch Traditionsfirmen wie Siemens entwickeln ein cloudbasiertes Produktionssystem. Plattformen sind in der Lage, immense Daten zu gewinnen, zu nutzen und zu verkaufen – Monopolisierungstendenzen sind die "natürliche" Folge. Sind wir auf dem Weg in einen digitalen Monopolkapitalismus? Diese Streitschrift ist unerlässlich für alle, die verstehen wollen, wie die mächtigsten technologischen Unternehmen unserer Zeit die globale Ökonomie verändern.
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The Internet as a Technology-Based Ecosystem

A New Approach to the Analysis of Business, Markets and Industries

Author: Nigel Walton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137600772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 6243

This book examines and critiques classical approaches to strategic analysis, whilst exploring alternative methods which utilise ecosystem and platform concepts, as well as chaos and complexity theories. The innovative study provides a critique of the neoclassical Newtonian school of strategy, and proves it to be largely inappropriate as a decision-making methodology in today’s internet-based market. By developing a new biological hydrothermal vent model in which analogical comparisons are made with the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector, the chapters challenge existing paradigms of competitive advantage and analyse the extent to which the Internet can be considered to be an ecosystem in its own right. The Internet as a Technology-Based Eco-System offers a range of alternative models and analytical frameworks for the analysis of internet-based technology companies in the twenty-first century, creating a valuable tool for students and academics undertaking research in strategy, technology and electronic engineering.
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Machine, Platform, Crowd

Wie wir das Beste aus unserer digitalen Zukunft machen

Author: Andrew McAfee,Erik Brynjolfsson

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864705649

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 7070

Digitale Maschinen wie selbstfahrende Autos, Drohnen oder 3D-Drucker sind jetzt schon schlauer, besser und schneller, als man es je für möglich gehalten hätte. Onlineplattformen ändern das Verhältnis von Angebot und Nachfrage und bringen neue Marktführer hervor – in der Musikindustrie, beim Personentransport, bei Computerhardware oder beim Fitnesstraining. Crowds haben bereits Betriebssysteme und Lexika geschaffen, finanzierten unendlich viele Projekte und haben sogar das Geld neu erfunden. Dieses Buch ist voller Science-Fiction-Technologien, die real geworden sind, und voller Start-ups, die Weltkonzerne wurden. Es zeigt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, die sich hinter all der Innovation und Disruption verbergen und die von intelligenten Organisationen rund um die Welt genutzt werden. Ein Wegweiser von heute für den Weg in die Welt von morgen.
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