Agent-Based Simulation Analysis Of Path Dependence In Corporate IS Networks For Strategic IT Management

  title={Agent-Based Simulation Analysis Of Path Dependence In Corporate IS Networks For Strategic IT Management},
  author={Daniel Fuerstenau},
  booktitle={European Conference on Modelling and Simulation},
This study extends Arthur’s model of path dependence for strategic IT management by introducing a more complex organizational structure with topology-adjusted network externalities and complementarities. A partial lock-in measure is developed to distinguish partial and global lock-ins. The study finds that complementarities can result in partial rather than global lock-ins. These findings suggest that, contrary to classical path dependence theory, strategic IT managers can contain global lock… 

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