The Economics of Digital Business Models: A Framework for Analyzing the Economics of Platforms
AbstractThe paper proposes an analytical framework for comparing different business models for producing information goods and digital services. It is based on three dimensions that also refer to contrasted literature: the economics of matching, the economics of assembling and the economics of knowledge management. Our framework attempts to identify the principal trade-offs at the core of choices among alternative digital business models, and to compare them in terms of competitiveness and efficiency. It also highlights the role played by users in the production of information goods and competition with pure suppliers.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by De Gruyter in its journal Review of Network Economics.
Volume (Year): 6 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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- Pénard, Thierry & Brousseau, Eric, 2007. "The Economics of Digital Business Models: A Framework for Analyzing the Economics of Platforms," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/7127, Paris Dauphine University.
- L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
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- Brousseau, Eric & Pénard, Thierry, 2009. "Assembling Platforms: Strategy and Competition," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/12317, Paris Dauphine University.
- Rahul Basole & Jürgen Karla, 2011. "On the Evolution of Mobile Platform Ecosystem Structure and Strategy," Business & Information Systems Engineering, Springer, vol. 3(5), pages 313-322, October.
- Ghafele, Roya & Gibert, Benjamin, 2011. "The transformative impact of business models," MPRA Paper 38346, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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