A Brief Systematic Review of Mobile App Markets Research: User, Developer and Platform Perspectives

49 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2018

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Per Egil Pedersen

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH); University of South-Eeastern Norway

Herbjørn Nysveen

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Date Written: September 28, 2018

Abstract

This paper discusses recent research on mobile app markets with particular focus on their multi-sidedness. It introduces three perspectives on platforms and reviews 114 articles on mobile app markets. We find that current research represents a disparate and heterogeneous source of knowledge on mobile app markets with limited consideration for their unique characteristics, including their multi-sidedness. Based on these observations, we suggest a framework for future research on mobile app markets in general, and adoption in mobile app markets in particular with four dimensions better reflecting their multi-sidedness. Implications for future mobile app markets research are discussed along with implications for general innovation research.

Keywords: Apps, mobile apps, app market, platforms, ecosystems, multi-sided, service innovation, innovation, adoption, diffusion, co-creation

Suggested Citation

Pedersen, Per Egil and Nysveen, Herbjørn, A Brief Systematic Review of Mobile App Markets Research: User, Developer and Platform Perspectives (September 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3257000 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3257000

Per Egil Pedersen (Contact Author)

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University of South-Eeastern Norway ( email )

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Herbjørn Nysveen

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Helleveien 30
Bergen, NO-5045
Norway

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