Processes of ecosystem emergence

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Title: Processes of ecosystem emergence
Authors: Thomas, LDW
Autio, E
Gann, DM
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We investigate patterns in platform ecosystem emergence. We find that the processes of ecosystem emergence—value discovery (designing and establishing an ecosystem value proposition and individual value offerings), collective governance (regulation of participation), platform resourcing (resource acquisition for set-up and scale-up), and contextual embedding (legitimation of the ecosystem in the wider societal and competitive context)—exhibit characteristic patterns as an ecosystem establishes itself. We also find that collective governance patterns vary considerably across cases and argue that early governance decisions significantly influence subsequent evolution of an ecosystem. Furthermore, we show that although there are similarities in ecosystem emergence at the macro level (during launch, expansion, and establishment), at the micro level these processes coevolve giving rise to idiosyncratic patterns of coevolution.
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2022
Date of Acceptance: 12-Dec-2021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/97229
DOI: 10.1016/j.technovation.2021.102441
ISSN: 0166-4972
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 1
End Page: 16
Journal / Book Title: Technovation
Volume: 115
Copyright Statement: © 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Sponsor/Funder: Aalto University Foundation
Funder's Grant Number: N/A
Keywords: Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Technology
Engineering, Industrial
Management
Operations Research & Management Science
Engineering
Business & Economics
Ecosystem
Emergence
Platform
Process
Optimal matching
TECHNOLOGICAL DISCONTINUITIES
INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS
DOMINANT DESIGNS
VALUE CREATION
PLATFORMS
EVOLUTION
MODEL
CAPABILITIES
PERFORMANCE
COMPETITION
Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Technology
Engineering, Industrial
Management
Operations Research & Management Science
Engineering
Business & Economics
Ecosystem
Emergence
Platform
Process
Optimal matching
TECHNOLOGICAL DISCONTINUITIES
INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS
DOMINANT DESIGNS
VALUE CREATION
PLATFORMS
EVOLUTION
MODEL
CAPABILITIES
PERFORMANCE
COMPETITION
Business & Management
1503 Business and Management
1505 Marketing
Publication Status: Published
Embargo Date: 2024-01-28
Article Number: ARTN 102441
Online Publication Date: 2022-01-29
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