Management for Professionals

Platform Business Models

Frameworks, Concepts and Design

Authors: Srinivasan, R.

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  • Offers a field guide for setting up platform firms, leveraging and capturing value from network effects and complementary ecosystems
  • Provides specific frameworks for analyzing platform business firms
  • Examines the influence of platform firms in the post-digital economies
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This book introduces platform firms as unique business models. Leveraging on the early literature on network economics and strategy frameworks, this book explores how platform business firms evolve in the modern business world. Taking a strategic perspective, this book engages the reader with core concepts, case studies, and frameworks for analyzing platform business firms. This book differentiates platform business firms from traditional pipeline firms; explores engagement with different actors, value creation, and operations of platforms; elucidates resources and capabilities of platform firms that provide them sustained competitive advantage; analyzes performance levers in operating platform business models, including complementarities with other business models; and discusses the sustainability of platform business models, in the face of regulatory and societal challenges, among others.

 

The book is designed as a primer for entrepreneurs setting up and operating platform business firms, senior managers in large corporations repurposing their resources to initiate network dynamics in their businesses, early career managers, and professionals engaging with myriad platform firms for their professional and personal needs. This book intends to provide a decision-maker with a portfolio of decisions to make to create, operate, sustain, and generate value out of a platform business firm. It is also useful for policy professionals to appreciate the economics and policy implications of regulating and governing platforms in a post-digital world.


About the authors

R Srinivasan is Professor of Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He teaches courses on strategy and platform business models for MBA students at IIMB and the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He has written a lot of cases and articles on platform businesses in India and Germany. He also engages with a variety of startups and businesses that operate platform business models as an advisor and consultant. He earned his doctoral degree from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Platform Business Models
Book Subtitle
Frameworks, Concepts and Design
Authors
Series Title
Management for Professionals
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-2838-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-2838-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-2837-5
Series ISSN
2192-8096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 346
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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