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Digital complementary assets

Rosemann, Michael, Anderson, Magnus , & Lind, Mikael (2011) Digital complementary assets. In Galetta, Dennis & Liang, Ting-Peng (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems 2011 (ICIS2011), Association for Information Systems, Shanghai International Convention Center, Shanghai.

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Abstract

Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. are some of the prominent large-scale digital service providers that are having tremendous impact on societies, corporations and individuals. However, despite the rapid uptake and their obvious influence on the behavior of individuals and the business models and networks of organizations, we still lack a deeper, theory-guided understanding of the related phenomenon. We use Teece’s notion of complementary assets and extend it towards ‘digital complementary assets’ (DCA) in an attempt to provide such a theory-guided understanding of these digital services. Building on Teece’s theory, we make three contributions. First, we offer a new conceptualization of digital complementary assets in the form of digital public goods and digital public assets. Second, we differentiate three models for how organizations can engage with such digital complementary assets. Third, user-base is found to be a critical factor when considering appropriability.

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ID Code: 48281
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Complementary assets, digital public goods, modes of engagement, innovation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Engineering and Theory (080607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems Management (080609)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 30 Jan 2012 07:45
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2012 04:59

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