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Cfp 'Managing the Dynamics of Platforms and Ecosystems' | HICSS-55 | deadline: June 15, 2021

  • 1.  Cfp 'Managing the Dynamics of Platforms and Ecosystems' | HICSS-55 | deadline: June 15, 2021

    Posted 26 days ago
    Edited by Hannes Rothe 26 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    We are delighted to invite papers and participation to our HICSS-55 minitrack on 'Managing the Dynamics of Platforms and Ecosystems' (deadline: June 15, 2021). The minitrack follows six years of successful exploration of platform and ecosystems since HICSS-49.

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    It is well understood that, in order to compete and survive, organizations have to consider platform- and ecosystem-centric perspectives (Parker et al. 2016; de Reuver 2018; McIntyre et al. 2020). Today, digital technologies shape firm identities, physical and digital resources merge, and even traditionally physical industries become "digital first" (e.g., Wessel et al. 2021, Baskerville et al. 2020). Platforms and ecosystems play a central role in the rapid emergence and proliferation of the technologies that afford this digital transformation, e.g., human-machine ecosystems, digital twins, cloud services, artificial intelligence, 5G.

    Although understanding the value and importance of platforms and ecosystems across various industries and domains has grown significantly over the years, there is still a paucity of research examining the dynamic and evolutionary aspects of platform and ecosystem management (e.g., de Reuver 2018; Gawer 2020). Building on last year's experience, we seek contributions that focus on the "dynamic" aspects of platforms and ecosystems. How do platforms and ecosystems emerge and what are the mechanisms driving their evolution? How do platforms and ecosystems adapt to changes in the technological, social, economic, ecologic, or political environment? How can specific platform and ecosystem actors succeed within these dynamics and manage even unintended consequences?


    Hannes Rothe
    Freie Universität Berlin
    Kaisa Still
    University of Oulu
    Jukka Huhtamäki
    Tampere University

    Advisory Committee

    Chair of the Committee:
    Rahul C. Basole (Accenture AI, USA)
    Members of the Committee:
    Amrit Tiwana (University of Georgia, USA)
    Annabelle Gawer (University of Surrey)
    Brandon Barnett (Intel Corporation, USA)
    Carmelo Cennamo (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
    Carsten Sørensen (London School of Economics, UK)
    Daniel Fürstenau (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
    Geoff Parker (Dartmouth College, USA)
    Hyunwoo Park (Ohio State University, USA)
    Jesus Delvalle (Bayer, Germany)
    Jianxi Luo (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
    Jim Spohrer (IBM Corporation, USA)
    Karl Täuscher (University of Manchester, UK)
    Mark de Reuver (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
    Marko Seppänen (Tampere University, Finland)
    Martha Russell (Stanford University, USA)
    Michael Cusumano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
    Michael Jacobides (London Business School, UK)
    Neil Rubens (Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia)
    Ola Henfridsson (University of Miami, USA)
    Paavo Ritala (LUT University, Finland)
    Raul Chao (University of Virginia, USA)
    Tilo Ali-Vehmas

    Best wishes,
    Kaisa Still, Jukka Huhtamäki, and Hannes Rothe