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Platforms, Markets and Innovation: An Introduction

Gawer, Annabelle (2009) Platforms, Markets and Innovation: An Introduction In: Platforms, Markets and Innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781848440708

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The emergence of platforms, whether used inside firms, across supply chains, or as building blocks that act as engines of innovation and redefine industrial architectures, is a novel phenomenon affecting most industries today, from products to services. This book, the first of its kind dedicated to the emerging field of platform research, presents leading-edge contributions from top international scholars from strategy, economics, innovation, organizations and knowledge management. This book represents a milestone for the vibrant field of platform research. It is the outcome of an ambitious international collaboration, regrouping and making connections between the research work of 24 scholars, affiliated with 19 universities, in seven countries over four continents. The novel insights assembled in the 14 chapters of this volume constitute a fundamental step towards an empirically based, nuanced understanding of the nature of platforms and the implications they hold for the evolution of industrial innovation. But what exactly are platforms? Why should we care about them? And, why do we need a book about them?

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Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
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Date : 28 December 2009
DOI : 10.4337/9781849803311.00006
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Jul 2016 11:49
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