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The Platformisation of the European Mobile Industry

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  • Pieter BALLON

    (IBBT-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Abstract

This paper argues that the structure of the mobile communications industry is being decisively affected by 'platformisation', yet in a present context of strong 'platform ambiguity'. It introduces the concept of gatekeeper roles to compare current mobile platform initiatives, and proposes a typology of platforms to characterise the various models encountered.

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  • Pieter BALLON, 2009. "The Platformisation of the European Mobile Industry," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(75), pages 15-34, 3rd quart.
  • Handle: RePEc:idt:journl:cs7501
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    1. Feijoo, Claudio & Gómez-Barroso, José-Luis & Aguado, Juan-Miguel & Ramos, Sergio, 2012. "Mobile gaming: Industry challenges and policy implications," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 212-221.
    2. Krancke, Jan & Vidal, Miguel & Fier, Andreas, 2012. "Changing the rules: Applying a more economic approach to dynamic telecom markets," 23rd European Regional ITS Conference, Vienna 2012 66976, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
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    4. Kuebel, Hannes & Zarnekow, Ruediger, 2014. "The role of telecommunications operators on smart home service platforms," 25th European Regional ITS Conference, Brussels 2014 101424, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
    5. Taparia, Ankit & Basaure, Arturo & Casey, Thomas R., 2012. "Value network orchestration of a cognitive radio platform," 19th ITS Biennial Conference, Bangkok 2012: Moving Forward with Future Technologies - Opening a Platform for All 72544, International Telecommunications Society (ITS).
    6. Marc Bogdanowicz & Giuditta de Prato & Daniel Nepelski & Jean-Paul Simon & Wainer Lusoli, 2010. "Born Digital / Grown Digital: Assessing the Future Competitiveness of the EU Video Games Software Industry," JRC Working Papers JRC60711, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).

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    Keywords

    Mobile Platforms; Business Models; Gatekeeping; Platform Typology;

    JEL classification:

    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • L16 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics; Macroeconomic Industrial Structure

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