Taking Ecosystems Competition Seriously in the Digital Economy: A (Preliminary) Dynamic Competition/Capabilities Perspective

14 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2020

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Nicolas Petit

European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW)

David Teece

Institute for Business Innovation

Date Written: December 9, 2020

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Petit, Nicolas and Teece, David J., Taking Ecosystems Competition Seriously in the Digital Economy: A (Preliminary) Dynamic Competition/Capabilities Perspective (December 9, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3745453 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3745453

Nicolas Petit (Contact Author)

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David J. Teece

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