The Digital Platform A Case Study of Growth, Complexity, and Generativity.

Daniel Fürstenau, Daria Anisimova, Dieter Masak, Hannes Rothe, Matthias Schulte-Althoff

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We analyze the growth, complexity, and generativity of the digital platform, a revelatory case of a large German company that has opened up its internal IT platform to outside developers. We find indication for a superlinear growth pattern fueled by external developers and the introduction of microservices as well as the emergence of a structural separation within the platform. Furthermore, our research shows ways to explain the generativity of a digital platform based on the attention and activity received.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2019 - Siegen, Germany
Duration: 23 Feb 201927 Feb 2019
Conference number: 14


Conference14th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2019
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