The Logic of Digital Platform Disruption

Erol Kazan, Chee-Wee Tan, Eric T. K. Lim

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    Digital platforms are disruptive IT artifacts, because they facilitate the quick release of innovative platform derivatives from third parties (e.g., apps). This study endeavours to unravel the disruptive potential, caused by distinct designs and configurations of digital platforms on market environments. We postulate that the disruptive potential of digital platforms is determined by the degree of alignment among the business, technology and platform profiles. Furthermore, we argue that the design and configuration of the aforementioned three elements dictates the extent to which open innovation is permitted. To shed light on the disruptive potential of digital platforms, we opted for payment platforms as our unit of analysis. Through interviews with experts and payment providers, we seek to gain an in-depth appreciation of how contemporary digital payment platforms are designed and configured to foster open innovation. We envision that this study bridges existing knowledge gaps between digital platform and innovation literature.
    Antal sider5
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016: Digital Innovation at the Crossroads - University of Limerick, Dublin, Irland
    Varighed: 11 dec. 201614 dec. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 37


    KonferenceThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016
    LokationUniversity of Limerick
    AndetThirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems


    • Digital platforms
    • Disruption
    • Open innovation
    • Layered modular architecture
    • Digital payment