We analyze the growth, complexity, and generativity of the digital platform Otto.de, 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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||14th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2019 - Siegen, Germany|
Duration: 23 Feb 2019 → 27 Feb 2019
Conference number: 14
|Conference||14th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2019|
|Period||23/02/2019 → 27/02/2019|