- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Perspectives on Innovation Management
- The Nature of Innovation
- Marketing and Innovation
- Science, Technology, and Business Innovation
- User-driven Innovation
- Networks of Innovation
- Knowledge and the Management of Creativity and Innovation
- Design-Driven Innovation: Meaning as a Source of Innovation
- Brokerage and Innovation
- Sectoral Systems of Innovation
- Innovation Ecosystems: Implications for Innovation Management?
- Markets for Technology
- Capital Markets, Innovation Systems, and the Financing of Innovation
- Consumption of Innovation
- Sustainable Innovation Management
- Managing Social Innovation
- Innovation Management in Japan
- Innovation Management in China
- Technology and Innovation
- Innovation, Strategy, and Hypercompetition
- Business Model Innovation
- Managing Open Innovation
- Collaboration and Innovation Management
- Organizing Innovation
- Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation
- Managing R&D and New Product Development
- Internationalization of Research and Development
- Intellectual Property Rights, Standards, and the Management of Innovation
- Mergers and Acquisitions and Innovation
- Services, Innovation, and Managing Service Innovation
- Innovation and Project Management
- Platforms and Innovation
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter analyses the role that platforms can play in innovation, and their implications for innovation management. It offers a definition of the term ‘platform’, as well as a classification of different types of platforms (internal platforms, supply-chain platforms, and industry platforms). It highlights the fundamental economic and strategic concepts associated with platforms. The chapter clarifies the similarities and differences between the economic conception of platforms as double-sided markets subject to network effects and that of platforms that stimulate “open” innovation by complementors within innovative ecosystems. It also clarifies the role of technological architecture and interfaces in platform innovation. It also examines major cases of platform leadership and innovation challenges that companies face as markets, technologies, and competition evolve. Finally, it reviews some of major remaining issues for future research on platforms and innovation management.
Annabelle Gawer, Assistant Professor in Strategy and Innovation, Imperial College Business School.
Michael A. Cusumanois the Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts, USA, with a joint appointment in the MIT Engineering Systems Division.
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