- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- Introduction: Integrating Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship to Enhance the Organization’s Capability to Navigate in the New Competitive Landscape
- Leadership and Creativity: The Mechanism Perspective
- Empowerment and Employee Creativity: A Cross-Level Integrative Model
- Rewards’ Relationship to Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
- Entrepreneurial Creativity: The Role of Learning Processes and Work Environment Supports
- An Identity Perspective on Creative Action in Organizations
- Psychological Bricolage: Integrating Social Identities to Produce Creative Solutions
- The Role of Antagonism in the Identities of Professional Artistic Workers
- Play, Flow, and Timelessness
- The Mood and Creativity Puzzle
- Does Passion Fuel Entrepreneurship and Job Creativity?: A Review and Preview of Passion Research
- Creativity in Teams: A Key Building Block for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Social Networks, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship
- A Cross-Level Perspective on Creativity at Work: Person-in-Situation Interactions
- Ethics and Creativity
- A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Creativity
- Is All Creativity Created Equal?: Exploring Differences in the Creativity Processes Across the Creativity Types
- Organizing Creativity: Lessons From the Eureka! Ranch Experience
- Business Innovation Processes
- Innovating Without Information Constraints: Organizations, Communities, and Innovation When Information Costs Approach Zero
- Product-to-Platform Transitions: Organizational Identity Implications
- Business Model Innovation: Toward a Process Perspective
- Institutional Innovation: Novel, Useful, and Legitimate
- Dynamic Managerial Capabilities: A Perspective on the Relationship Between Managers, Creativity, and Innovation in Organizations
- Prigogine’s Theory of the Dynamics of Far-From-Equilibrium Systems: Application to Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organizational Evolution
- Why Aren’t Entrepreneurs More Creative?: Conditions Affecting Creativity and Innovation in Entrepreneurial Activity
- Entrepreneurship as Emergence
- Corporate Entrepreneurship: Accelerating Creativity and Innovation in Organizations
- Entrepreneurial Identity and Resource Acquisition: The Role of Venture Identification
- Socioemotional Wealth: An Obstacle or a Springboard to Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Family Firms?
Abstract and Keywords
Organizations are increasingly recognizing that value they once derived from offering stand-alone products can be significantly enhanced if they transition to platform-based businesses harnessing innovative capabilities of complementors. Whereas the competitive dynamics of platform-based businesses have been studied extensively in the economics and strategy literatures, the organizational implications of shifting from a product- to a platform-based business model remain relatively unexplored. We propose that such a shift is not simply an operational change but may challenge the core of how an organization views itself, calling into question organizational identity. Organizations that define themselves as creative and innovative may have trouble accepting a platform-based context in which outsiders engage in creative activity on their behalf. Organizational identity can also influence whether and how organizations become platform-based. To succeed, organizations must question elements of their existing identity and actively modify it to become consistent with their new business approach.
Elizabeth J. Altman is currently a doctoral student in management at the Harvard Business School.
Mary Tripsas is an Associate Professor in the Management and Organization Department of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College
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