Towards an Understanding of Entrepreneurial Alertness in the Formation of Platform Ecosystems

@inproceedings{Saarikko2014TowardsAU,
  title={Towards an Understanding of Entrepreneurial Alertness in the Formation of Platform Ecosystems},
  author={Ted Saarikko and Katrin Jonsson and Thommie Burstr{\"o}m},
  booktitle={ECIS},
  year={2014}
}
In platform ecosystems, the platform provider seeks to derive increasing returns over time as the ecosystem of backing actors grows more numerous. While a growing body of research has addressed the ecosystem strategies of large enterprises, less attention has been paid to small firms in the role of platform providers. As small firms do not possess the resources of large enterprises, they are not in a position to ignore the importance of immediate returns needed for the viability of the firm. In… CONTINUE READING

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