Gezinus J. Hidding

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Recently,“dot-com” startups relied on the well-known concept of “first-mover advantage” to justify huge marketing expenses and large financial losses. The idea was that once the firm had gathered customers, it would keep those customers because it had a first-mover advantage. But was that assumption valid? We analyzed whether first-mover advantage actually(More)
This research considers business practices in the Information Age. We present an economic-theory based view that defines products as bundles of goods, services, and information. Products that consist solely of information, that which is recorded about something, are information products. Organizations or business units that produce and/or sell only(More)
Failures rates of Information Technology (I.T.) projects remain high, even after decades of efforts to reduce them. Most efforts to improve project success have focused on variations within the traditional project management paradigm, such as advanced by the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK). This paper reports on early empirical results into(More)
In the Information Age, the dynamics of competition is intensifying. In such dynamic environments, how long can firms exploit an (IT-based) advantage? We classify various well-known IT strategy frameworks by the strategy theory they are based on and summarize their basic logic. We show that traditional strategy thinking ignores speed of change or dynamics(More)
Recent research into the theory of first-mover advantage has revealed that a significant number of first-movers in I.T.-driven markets eventually lose market leadership. The belief in first-mover advantage spawned a pervasive body of work in business strategy and was further perpetuated by popular media. The assumption of first-mover advantage has been(More)