Zeiss, Roman ORCID: 0000-0002-1366-3095, Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 and Müller, Mario (2019). Hardware-layer Dynamics in Mobile Platform Ecosystems: The Case of Apple’s iPhone Aftermarket. In: Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Munich, Germany: Association for Information Systems. ISBN 978-0-9966831-9-7

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The IS literature on mobile platform ecosystems has so far discussed platform dynamics from a software perspective. But recent regulatory and competitive developments have impacted the hardware layer of mobile platform ecosystems: an increasing number of third-party repair providers have started to modify physical components outside the platform owners’ direct sphere of influence while platform owners attempt to maintain control over the ecosystem. We report on our ongoing case research to develop an account of what we call hardware-layer dynamics in mobile platform ecosystems. Based on an inductive case study of third-party repair complementors operating in Apple’s iPhone aftermarket, we explain how these dynamics are shaped through interactions between complementors and platform owners over time. We expect our contributions to extend our field’s attention to the entire modular architecture of digital platforms—and the ecosystem they support.

Item Type: Book Section, Proceedings Item or annotation in a legal commentary
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Zeiss, Romanzeiss@wiso.uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-1366-3095UNSPECIFIED
Recker, Jan C.UNSPECIFIEDorcid.org/0000-0002-2072-5792UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-104923
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Number of Pages: 9
Date: December 2019
Publisher: Association for Information Systems
Place of Publication: Munich, Germany
ISBN: 978-0-9966831-9-7
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Technology (Applied sciences)
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
mobile platform; ecosystems; governance, case study, digital technology, hardwareEnglish
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/10492


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