Reinventing the Platform Core Through Acquisition: A Case Study

Gustav Toppenberg, Stefan Henningsson, Ben Eaton

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    Digital platform leaders need to continuously innovate the platform core to drive the technological trajectory of the overall architecture and business system, of which the platform is a core element. This papers analyses the potential of and challenges to completing this task through the acquisition and integration of companies presenting innovative technologies of relevance to the platform core. Using a revelatory case study of Cisco Systems, we develop the explanatory notion of ‘coring acquisition’. In this type of acquisition value is created through the acquisition of companies that provide products external to the acquirer that can be assimilated into the platform core. This creates value through the transformational process that we term ‘coring’. We also analyze how the benefits of coring acquisitions are contingent on challenges concerning the integration of acquisitions offering and operations.
    Digital platform leaders need to continuously innovate the platform core to drive the technological trajectory of the overall architecture and business system, of which the platform is a core element. This papers analyses the potential of and challenges to completing this task through the acquisition and integration of companies presenting innovative technologies of relevance to the platform core. Using a revelatory case study of Cisco Systems, we develop the explanatory notion of ‘coring acquisition’. In this type of acquisition value is created through the acquisition of companies that provide products external to the acquirer that can be assimilated into the platform core. This creates value through the transformational process that we term ‘coring’. We also analyze how the benefits of coring acquisitions are contingent on challenges concerning the integration of acquisitions offering and operations.
    SprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016)
    RedaktørerTung Bui, Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.
    Udgivelses stedLoa Alamitos, CA
    ForlagIEEE
    Dato2016
    Sider4634-4643
    ISBN (Trykt)9781479983896
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9780769556703
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2016 - Kauai, Hawaii, USA
    Varighed: 5 jan. 20168 jan. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 49
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    KonferenceThe 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2016
    Nummer49
    LandUSA
    ByKauai, Hawaii
    Periode05/01/201608/01/2016
    Internetadresse
    NavnProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    ISSN1060-3425

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    Toppenberg, G., Henningsson, S., & Eaton, B. (2016). Reinventing the Platform Core Through Acquisition: A Case Study. I T. Bui, & R. H. Sprague, Jr. (red.), Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016) (s. 4634-4643). Loa Alamitos, CA: IEEE. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2016.575
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    Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016). red. / Tung Bui; Ralph H. Sprague, Jr.Loa Alamitos, CA : IEEE, 2016. s. 4634-4643.

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    Toppenberg G, Henningsson S, Eaton B. Reinventing the Platform Core Through Acquisition: A Case Study. I Bui T, Sprague, Jr. RH, red., Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2016). Loa Alamitos, CA: IEEE. 2016. s. 4634-4643. (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). Tilgængelig fra, DOI: 10.1109/HICSS.2016.575