Wolf in a sheep’s clothing: When do complementors face competition with platform owners?

Halckenhäußer, André ; Förderer, Jens ; Heinzl, Armin

URL: https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2020/sharing_economy/...
Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2020
Book title: ICIS 2020 : Proceedings of the 41st International Conference on Information Systems (Virtual Conference), Hyderabad, India, December 13-16, 2020
Page range: Paper 1515
Conference title: ICIS 2020
Location of the conference venue: Online
Date of the conference: 13.-16.12.2020
Publisher: George, Joey ; Paul, Souren ; De', Rahul
Place of publication: Atlanta, GA
Publishing house: AISeL
ISBN: 978-1-7336325-5-3
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL u. Wirtschaftsinformatik I (Heinzl 2002-)
Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences - CDSB (Business Studies)
Subject: 330 Economics
Keywords (English): Platform ecosystems , platform governance , mobile platforms , competition , platform owner entry , complementors
Abstract: Digital platform ecosystems such as Apple iOS, SAP, and Google Android are transforming the nature of innovation and competition. Many firms find themselves as complementors to a dominant platform, at risk of experiencing competition with the platform owner. For example, platform owners release complements or integrate features into the platform thereby directly harming complementors’ businesses. While extant work focused on understanding how such competition affects complementors’ outcomes, it is yet to investigate when complementors face competition with platform owners in the first place. This paper presents an ongoing research project in which we seek to develop and test four hypotheses regarding this intriguing occurrence. We build a unique dataset that encompasses market entries by Google on Android and Apple on iOS and estimate a survival model in which market niches are metaphorically “at risk” of facing competition with platform owners.

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