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Inter-Organizational Ecosystems in Software Development

Hurni, Thomas (2019). Inter-Organizational Ecosystems in Software Development. (Thesis). Universität Bern, Bern

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Companies are increasingly exposed to disruptive technologies and unexpected competitors that pose potential threats to their business success. To avert such threats, pressed companies increasingly create and transform goods together with other organizational actors in so-called inter-organizational ecosystems (Adner, 2006, 2017; Jacobides, Cennamo, & Gawer, 2018; Lumineau & Oliveira, 2018). These inter-organizational ecosystems describe groups of interacting organizational actors that are mutually dependent on each other's activities (Jacobides et al., 2018). The growing prevalence of inter-organizational ecosystems builds on information systems (IS), which allow a distribution of innovation agency across multiple organizational actors by means of digital technology (Nambisan, Lyytinen, Majchrzak, & Song, 2017) for co-creating value (Sarker, Sarker, Sahaym, & Bjørn-Andersen, 2012). These advantages are of particular importance in software development and have contributed much to the popularity of platform ecosystems (i.e., Tiwana, Konsynski, & Bush, 2010) and innovation ecosystems (i.e., Adner & Kapoor, 2010). The three studies of this dissertation (see Table 1) focus on platform ecosystems (i.e., studies 1 and 2) and innovation ecosystems (i.e., study 3).

Item Type: Thesis
Dissertation Type: Cumulative
Date of Defense: 23 May 2019
Subjects: 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
Institute / Center: 03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems
Depositing User: Hammer Igor
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 23:10
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 06:16

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