Concerns in the larger research body of research on platforms often leads to a subset looking into the impacts of the platform economy. Let’s try some more digests responding to questions.
- A. Is a shift to platforms considered as disruptive innovation?
- B. Do network effects lead to a platform economy of “winner take all”?
- C. With digital platforms based in information systems, what are the opportunities for knowledge effects?
- D. What is the logic of participation on a platform?
- E. Should platform capitalism be seen as positive or negative?
- F. As an alternative to platform capitalism, should platform cooperativism be considered?
- G. In the larger context of the sharing economy, how might platform initiatives be categorized?
The rise of the platform economy may be described either by the metaphor of “We Don’t Know Who Discovered Water, But We Know It Wasn’t a Fish” or the fable of the “Boiling Frog“. Read more... (3961 words, 2 images, estimated 15:51 mins reading time)
daviding November 12th, 2018
Posted In: design, economics, governance, systems, technologies
disruptive innovation, network effects, platform capitalism, platform economy, sharing economy
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