Co-creation and Fine-tuning of Boundary Resources in Small-scale Platformization

Anna Sigridur Islind*, Tomas Lindroth, Ulrika Lundh Snis, Carsten Sørensen

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Most research on platform innovation studies the phenomena from a distance due to lack of access. This paper reports from within an action research case of platform development in a small-scale context. The case is based on a regional business initiative with the goal to establish an arena for mobile commerce and stimulate local industry growth. It was conducted in collaboration between researchers and third-party developers. The article shows how the initial phases of platformization are characterized by socio-technical arrangements, co-creation of boundary resources and intimate knowledge communication. The paper contributes to platform research by acknowledging a small-scale context for platform research. It further develops distributed tuning of boundary resources into an intimate fine-tuning process that we illustrate is valid for a small-scale context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Contributions in IS Research - 7th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2016 and IFIP8.6 2016, Proceedings
EditorsUlrika Lundh Snis
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9783319435961
ISBN (Electronic)9783319435978
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2016 and IFIP8.6 2016 - Ljungskile, Sweden
Duration: 7 Aug 201610 Aug 2016


Conference7th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2016 and IFIP8.6 2016
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


  • Boundary resources
  • Co-creation
  • Fine-tuning
  • Knowledge communication
  • Platform
  • Platformization

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