A comparative analysis of digital innovation ecosystems

Bharat Rao, Bertha Jimenez

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Abstract

In this paper, we examine how Apple and Google have used third-party led innovation to create viable digital innovation ecosystems, through the App Store and the Android platform respectively. In many ways, this is similar to the strategy adopted in an earlier decade by NTT DoCoMo in the mobile communications space, through the iMode platform. We compare and contrast alternative approaches to accelerating innovation through such an ecosystem oriented approach, and outline some key lessons for content providers, developers, and other stakeholders. We analyze these developments through the theories of network externalities, social network communication theory, and related frameworks in strategic management

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPICMET'11 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World
StatePublished - 2011
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World, PICMET'11 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2011Aug 4 2011

Publication series

NamePICMET: Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings

Other

OtherPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management in the Energy-Smart World, PICMET'11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period7/31/118/4/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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