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Platform Ecosystems : Aligning Architecture, Governance, and Strategy

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Platform Ecosystems is a hands-on guide that offers a complete roadmap for designing and orchestrating vibrant software platform ecosystems. Unlike software products that are managed, the evolution of ecosystems and their myriad participants must be orchestrated through a thoughtful alignment of architecture and governance. Whether you are an IT professional or a general manager, you will benefit from this book because platform strategy here lies at the intersection of software architecture and business strategy. It offers actionable tools to develop your own platform strategy, backed by original research, tangible metrics, rich data, and cases. You will learn how architectural choices create organically-evolvable, vibrant ecosystems. You will also learn to apply state-of-the-art research in software engineering, strategy, and evolutionary biology to leverage ecosystem dynamics unique to platforms. Read this book to learn how to: Evolve software products and services into vibrant platform ecosystemsOrchestrate platform architecture and governance to sustain competitive advantageGovern platform evolution using a powerful 3-dimensional framework If you're ready to transform platform strategy from newspaper gossip and business school theory to real-world competitive advantage, start right here!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0124080669
  • 9780124080669
  • 126,011

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Platform Ecosystems provides an extremely innovative and insightful approach to decode the value creation of platforms and apps. Amrit Tiwana has written a very provocative guide that will help every executive to reconsider their firms' strategic position and potential to deliver products and services via platforms. A must-read for anyone interested in the next generation business. - Eric van Heck, Professor of Information Management and Markets, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In "Platform Ecosystems, Amrit Tiwana delivers a most timely and in-depth perspective of this exciting topic. Ecosystems are at the heart of all modern economic activity and the most powerful known ecosystems have a "platform at their core, driven by a strong player leading their ecosystem, inviting and mutually boosting the value-add by other players. The combinatorial multipliers of successful ecosystem lead to the competition of entire ecosystems. Understanding the key drivers and mechanisms of platform ecosystems is critically important when contemplating competitive strategies. - Clemens Szyperski, Microsoftshow more

About Amrit Tiwana

Amrit Tiwana is a professor of MIS in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He has also held joint appointments in computer science and management departments, giving him a unique vantage point to author Platform Ecosystems. Professor Tiwana also advises in the United States, Europe, and Japan industry consortia, government agencies, and major technology companies such as IBM, UPS, NTT Japan, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsui, Mitsubishi Electric, Sumitomo Steel, Kansai Electric, Sony, Eli Lilly & Company, Japan Electronics and IT Industry Association, and Finland's INFORTE. Platform Ecosystems builds on recent research developments in information systems, software engineering, and business strategy. Professor Tiwana has been a direct contributor to research in peer-reviewed journals in all three fields. Dr. Tiwana is the best-selling author of The Knowledge Management Toolkit (Prentice Hall), which is translated into several foreign languages, widely used in business schools, and has continuously been in print since it first appeared 15 years ago. He received his doctorate from Georgia State University.show more

Table of contents

Introduction PART I: The Rise of Platforms 1. The Rise of Platforms 2. Core Concepts and Principles 3. Why Platform Businesses are Unlike Product or Service Businesses 4. The Value Proposition of Platforms PART II: Architecture and Governance 5. Platform Architecture 6. Platform Governance PART III: Dynamics and Metrics of Ecosystem Evolution 7. Metrics of Evolution 8. Real Options Thinking 9. Modular Operators PART IV: Orchestrating Evolution 10. Evolving a Platform 11. Evolving an App PART V: The Road Ahead 12. Why Every Product is a Platform Waiting to Happen References Glossaryshow more

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Platform Ecosystems provides an extremely innovative and insightful approach to decode the value creation of platforms and apps. Amrit Tiwana has written a very provocative guide that will help every executive to reconsider their firms' strategic position and potential to deliver products and services via platforms. A must-read for anyone interested in the next generation business. - Eric van Heck, Professor of Information Management and Markets, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. In "Platform Ecosystems, Amrit Tiwana delivers a most timely and in-depth perspective of this exciting topic. Ecosystems are at the heart of all modern economic activity and the most powerful known ecosystems have a "platform at their core, driven by a strong player leading their ecosystem, inviting and mutually boosting the value-add by other players. The combinatorial multipliers of successful ecosystem lead to the competition of entire ecosystems. Understanding the key drivers and mechanisms of platform ecosystems is critically important when contemplating competitive strategies. - Clemens Szyperski, Microsoftshow more

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