Forum 2023.12.14 Ramya K Murthy

“Digital Platform Ecosystem Design: A Configurational Approach to Understanding Heterogeneity in Platform Meta-Organizations”

Ramya K Murthy
(Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore)

December 14 (Thursday), 2023
from 14:00 to 15:00

Form of Presentation:
Online (ZOOM)

Padrón-Hernández, Ivar

This forum is jointly organized by MIC (Management Innovation Research Center), Hitotsubashi Institute of Advanced Study.

Platform ecosystem design is vital to attract participants and gain popularity. But, how do the various design elements combine across different types of ecosystems and at different stages of the ecosystem lifecycle? To address this question, we build a configurational model of digital platform design encompassing organization design levers of formal structure, sorting mechanisms, and implementation rights. Using fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, we find three major insights. First, we abductively identify design configurations involving an alignment among the design elements, indicating multiple pathways to popularity. Second, we find that the different ecosystem types have different design configurations with varying degrees of centralization. Finally, we find that the design configurations become more centralized as the ecosystem grows from the incipient to mature stages in the lifecycle.

9:00, December 14, 2023

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