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The Evolution of Digital Ecosystems: A Case of WordPress from 2004 to 2014

@inproceedings{Um2015TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Digital Ecosystems: A Case of WordPress from 2004 to 2014},
  author={SungYong Um and Youngjin Yoo and S. Wattal},
  booktitle={ICIS},
  year={2015}
}
Digital ecosystems are dynamic: they grow and evolve as new firms join the ecosystem. [...] Key Method We used text mining on the source code data of WordPress plug-ins created from 2004 to 2014 and extracted the list of all API (Application Programming interface) used in these plug-ins. We then explore how the changes in the pattern of combinations of APIs drive the generativity of the platform as new plug-ins continue to emerge in the ecosystem over time. Our findings suggest that the evolution of a digital…Expand
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