Driving Generativity in Industrial IoT Platform Ecosystems

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While the generativity of digital platform ecosystems has been studied extensively in many business-to-consumer domains, research on the novel phenomenon of IIoT platforms is sparse. The peculiarities of IIoT platform ecosystems are a double-edged sword: On the one hand, the heterogeneity of actors and devices leads to high generative potential. On the other hand, the resulting complexity can impede its realization. Even though generativity is often seen as a platform’s inherent characteristic, our study suggests that it must be driven deliberately in complex domains like the IIoT. As initial results of a theory elaboration case study, we propose two modes that drive generativity in the form of a virtuous cycle by moving from abstraction of individual solutions to concretization of generic modules and vice versa. Our final results will contribute to extant literature on generativity in complex digital platform ecosystems and provide valuable insights for practitioners in the IIoT domain.

Authors Marheine, Christian & Pauli, Tobias
Research Team IWI3
Language English
Keywords Generativity, IoT, digital platform ecosystems, platform governance, B2B
Subjects business studies
information management
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 2020
Event Title Forty-First International Conference on Information Systems
Event Location India
Depositing User Christian Marheine
Date Deposited 27 Sep 2020 18:34
Last Modified 05 Oct 2021 16:35
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/261078


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Marheine, Christian & Pauli, Tobias: Driving Generativity in Industrial IoT Platform Ecosystems. 2020. - Forty-First International Conference on Information Systems. - India.


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