How to Build Digital Ecosystems with Open B2B Marketplaces

Digital ecosystems have become ubiquitous in business-to-consumer (B2C) markets. But how can companies successfully establish digital ecosystems in the business-to-business (B2B) context? In this recent article in the iX Magazin, we shed light on this question: https://www.heise.de/select/ix/2021/8/2116510013976774974 The article is a collaboration of the Initiative on the Platform Economy and…

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Electronic Markets – Paper of the Year 2020: Value Co-Creation Practices in Business-to-Business Platform Ecosystems

We are feeling honored that our paper “Value co-creation practices in business-to-business platform ecosystems,” published in Electronic Markets issue 29/3, has been selected as Paper of the Year 2020. On behalf of my co-authors, I want to thank Rainer Alt, Hans-Dieter Zimmermann, Ramona Coia, and the editorial board of Electronic Markets - The International…

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What challenges arise during launches of B2B platforms and how can they be overcome?

Maximilian Schreieck and Dr. Manuel Audi discussed this question during a presentation at this year's European Workshop on Software Ecosystems (http://ewseco.squarespace.com/2021-recap). Thanks Dr. Karl-Michael Popp and Ralf Meyer for having us!

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Research Project Presented at the 6th Workshop on Information Systems Design and Economic Behavior (ISDEB)

A recent research project of Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer and Tobias Kircher was presented at the 6th Workshop on Information Systems Design and Economic Behavior (ISDEB), held from March 15-17 2021. The project, titled “Does Consumer Privacy Harm Innovation? Evidence from Google’s Enforcement of COPPA in Android’s Market for Kids-Games”…

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Computing and Social Welfare Symposium at HICSS 2021

While the use of technology to create value or solve social needs is well understood, Eric Clemons from the Wharton School presents a new research discipline capturing the other side of the coin: technology causing social disruption and requiring social adaption. He stresses the importance to better understand new sources…

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Research Grant on Competition in Platform Markets

The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) has recently announced to fund a research project on the platform economy headed by Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer.The project, titled “Competition with the Platform Owner: An Empirical-quantitative Investigation of Mobile App Platforms”, seeks to study the competition between platform companies and their partners. Platform…

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Research Project on Platforms and Privacy Presented at WISE 2020

A recent research project of Prof. Dr. Jens Förderer and Tobias Kircher was presented at the 31st Workshop on Information Systems and Economics, held from December 16-19 2020.The project, titled “Does Consumer Privacy Harm Innovation? Evidence from Google’s Enforcement of COPPA in Android’s Market for Kids-Games” investigates an important question…

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Keynote on Digital Platforms Ecosystems at Atos Christmas Party

Right before Christmas, Maximilian Schreieck, postdoc at TUM and member of the Initiative on the Platform Economy held a keynote on digital platform ecosystems at a digital Christmas party at Atos. For Atos, a leading international IT services provider based in Europe, digital platform ecosystems are a strategic priority, both…

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Two publications at the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

The first paper explores how incumbent firms can leverage a multi-platform strategy to transition into the platform economy. The multiple case study demonstrates that incumbents pursue multiple strategies at the same time ranging from building and joining a platform over investing in and acquiring a platform to using white-label platforms.…

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Integreat celebrates its 5 year anniversary

The Integreat App of the German non-profit organization Tür an Tür Digitalfabrik gGmbH celebrated on the 26. of November its 5-year existence. The integration platform now supports more than 70 cities and districts in digitization.   Five years ago a team of young students started this initiative together with Professor…

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