Managing the Dark Side of Software Ecosystems
9 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2018
Date Written: September 7, 2018
The emergence of platforms is significantly changing the organizing logic of software development. Platform owners are increasingly engaging vibrant ecosystems around their platform to foster third-party innovation. Despite all the potential benefits for complementors, however, innovation in platform ecosystems also introduced essential new risks that remain under investigated. To discover the complementors ́ risk in software ecosystems we utilize 21 interviews and 42 survey respondents to examine risk and governance mechanisms such as control structures and architectural choices to handle such.
Keywords: Risk, Software Ecosystems, Platforms, Governance, Control
JEL Classification: 032
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