User Roles on Peer-to-Peer Sharing Platforms: A Critical Review of the Literature and Recommended Remedies

Sebastian Hermes, Manuel Maier, Andreas Hein, Markus Böhm, and Helmut Krcmar (2020) - 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Abstract The success of sharing platforms such as Airbnb and Uber sparked interests in research, practice, and legislation in equal measures. However, studies about user roles on sharing platforms are…

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Competing with Giant Platform Operators: An Analysis of Which Traditional Manufacturing Companies are at Risk from Strategic Dependence on Other Companies’ Platforms in the Emerging Era of the Internet of Things

Maximillian Schreieck, Eric K. Clemons, Manuel Wiesche, and Helmut Krcmar (2019) - Platform Strategy Research Symposium Abstract Digital platforms have gained importance across a wide range of industries because they enable superadditive value creation in their platform ecosystems. Giant platform operators such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon dominate areas…

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How Platform Governance Changes when Customers Become Developers

Maximilian Schreieck, Manuel Wiesche, and Helmut Krcmar (2020) - Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2019, No. 1, p. 13904 Abstract Platform ecosystems in the software industry are considered to have two sides: third-party developers that provide applications and customers that use these applications. However, in many platform ecosystems that emerge…

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Adoption of Software Platforms: Reviewing Influencing Factors and Outlining Future Research

Martin Engert, Matthias Pfaff, and Helmut Krcmar (2019) - PACIS 2019 Proceedings. 192 Abstract Software platforms have received attention as the dominant model for cooperative software development. Growing the ecosystems around software platforms through increasing adoption by users and developers is of great importance for platform owners. However, there is…

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The emergence of native multi-sided platforms and their influence on incumbents

Andreas Hein, Maximilian Schreieck, Manuel Wiesche, Markus Böhm, and Helmut Krcmar (2019) - Electronic Markets, 29(4), 631-647 Abstract Multi-sided platforms (MSPs) are one of the dominant designs of the digital age. However, prior research focuses mainly on established MSPs, leaving little insight into their emergence. We use the literature on…

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Value co-creation practices in business-to-business platform ecosystems

Andreas Hein, Jörg Weking, Maximilian Schreieck, Manuel Wiesche, Markus Böhm & Helmut Krcmar (2019) - Electron Markets 29, 503–518 Moving beyond value creation in individual companies, firms have integrated customers, partners, and stakeholders in a mutual value co-creation process. Examples are platforms such as Apple’s App Store, where external developers…

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American Domination of the Net: A Preliminary Ethnographic Exploration of Causes, Economic Implications for Europe, and Future Prospects

Eric Clemons, Helmut Krcmar, Sebastian Hermes, and Jeena Choi (2019) - Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Abstract European executives largely agree that American operators of online platforms dominate online business in the EU. There is less consensus on the reasons for American domination and on…

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Towards a design framework for service platform ecosystems

Andreas Hein, Markus Scheiber, Markus Böhm, Jörg Weking (2018) - Research Papers ECIS 2018 Proceedings Abstract The emergence of digital platforms disrupts the way we communicate, interact, and utilize ser-vices. We increasingly find ourselves in a world shifting away from Goods-Dominant (G-D) to-ward Service-Dominant (S-D) logic. One crucial aspect of…

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Tight and Loose Coupling in Evolving Platform Ecosystems: The Cases of Airbnb and Uber

Andreas Hein, Markus Böhm, and Helmut Krcmar (2018) - International Conference on Business Information Systems (pp. 295-306) Abstract The emergence of digital platforms changes the way how companies interact with their ecosystem. Successful platforms like Apple’s App Store utilize an ecosystem of third-party developers to drive innovation. Those platforms are expanding the sphere…

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The Challenge of Governing Digital Platform Ecosystems

Maximilian Schreieck, Andreas Hein, Manuel Wiesche, and Helmut Krcmar (2018) - Digital Marketplaces Unleashed (pp.527-538) Abstract Multi‐sided platforms (MSPs) continue to disrupt long‐established industries. Therefore, there is a growing popularity to scientifically examine how and why those platforms become more and more economically important. The centerpiece to orchestrate the interaction…

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