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Four Essential Capabilities for Successful Platform Development

Li, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-6589-6392 and Xiaohui, S. (2021). Four Essential Capabilities for Successful Platform Development. California Management Review, 64(1),


We know what established platforms do to remain successful, but what could aspiring platform firms do to become successful? Based on a three-year longitudinal study, we identify four essential capabilities required for successful platform development.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the submitted version of an article published in California Management Review, SAGE. The published version can be read online at
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
Project Input:
Project IDFunder NameFunder ID
EP/P010024/1Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
SALTESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton
Date available in CRO: 17 Dec 2021 10:38
Date of acceptance: 1 November 2021
Date of first online publication: 29 November 2021
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