TOWARDS AN UNDERSTAN DING OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ALERTNESS IN THE FOR MATION OF PLATFORM ECOSYSTEMS

Ted Saarikko, Katrin Jonsson, Thommie Burström

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Sammanfattning

In platform ecosystems, the platform provider seeks to derive increasing returns over time as the ecosystem of backing actors grows more numerous. While a growing body of research has addressed the ecosystem strategies of large enterprises, less attention has been paid to small
firms in the role of platform providers. As small firms do not possess the resources of large enterprises, they are not in a position to ignore the importance of immediate returns needed for the viability of the firm. In a case
study, we study the entrepreneurial alertness of a small technology-based firm
in promoting a platform for machine-
to-machine communication. Our results suggest that balancing increasing and immediate returns requires a variety of entrepreneurial activities that encompasses strategic foresight and systemic insight on one hand, and exploratory and exploitative actions on the other. This paper contributes to our
understanding of platform ecosystems by addressing the strategies of a small firm as an emerging platform provider.
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkTOWARDS AN UNDERSTAN DING OF ENTREPRENEURIAL ALERTNESS IN THE FOR MATION OF PLATFORM ECOSYSTEMS
OriginalspråkEngelska
Titel på gästpublikationEuropean Conference on Information Systems
Antal sidor15
FörlagTel Aviv University
Utgivningsdatum09.06.2014
Sidor1-15
StatusPublicerad - 09.06.2014
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangEuropean Conference on Information Systems . - Tel Aviv, Israel
Varaktighet: 09.06.201411.06.2014
Konferensnummer: 22

Nyckelord

  • 512 Företagsekonomi
  • Platform ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurial alertness
  • SME
  • KOTA2014

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