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In dispersed, multinational enterprises, complex integrations of information systems are a commonly hated threat as they render difficult fundamental changes of IT structures and standards embedded therein. This paper explores how integrations can turn into a burden and how thereby a company's technology platform can lock-in to a local optimum. We(More)
Size matters for standardization efforts: Newly introduced, more efficient standards are often disadvantaged because they have smaller networks. Networks for commercial and technical collaboration – for instance in passenger transportation – however, suggest that network size is not all that matters. Network effect models should also account for specific(More)
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