Taking Ecosystems Competition Seriously in the Digital Economy: A (Preliminary) Dynamic Competition/Capabilities Perspective
14 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2020
Date Written: December 9, 2020
This paper discusses digital ecosystems. It first describes the common properties of business ecosystems and the idiosyncrasies of digital ecosystems. It then explains how dynamic capabilities provide a good understanding of ecosystem competition. It closes by exploring how a dynamic capabilities/competition-minded antitrust policy would look like. The paper was prepared for for the OECD hearing on Competition Economics of Digital Ecosystems (3 December 2020).
Keywords: ecosystems, innovation, complements, antitrust, competition, dynamic, digital
JEL Classification: K20, K21, L40, L41, L50, O34
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