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Platform Development: Emerging Insights from a Nascent Industry

Li, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-6589-6392, Shi, X. and Chumnumpan, P. (2020). Platform Development: Emerging Insights from a Nascent Industry. Journal of Management, doi: 10.1177/0149206320929428

Abstract

This paper investigates the emergence and development of the innovation platform in a nascent industry, through a dynamic capabilities perspective. Based on an inductive study of the UK’s tele-rehabilitation through gaming (TRTG) industry, we identify four capabilities that are important for successful platform development: innovation leverage, market exploration, quality control, and appropriation. A holistic framework is developed to explain how these capabilities can facilitate platform development by enabling appropriate business models and activities. We then discuss how a firm could define and redefine its firm boundary in order to deploy the four capabilities for platform development.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Li, F. , Shi, X. and Chumnumpan, P. (2020). Platform Development: Emerging Insights from a Nascent Industry. Journal of Management. Copyright © 2020, the authors. http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal201724
Publisher Keywords: Dynamic Capabilities, Innovation, Qualitative Research
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Business School > Management
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2020 14:45
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/24086
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