[AISWorld] 2nd CFP: HICSS52 Managing Platforms and Ecosystems Minitrack

Jukka Huhtamäki jukka.huhtamaki at tut.fi
Mon May 21 14:01:39 -04 2018

********** SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS **********

Minitrack ‘Managing platforms and ecosystems’

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-52)
Conference Date: January 8-11, 2019, Grand Wailea, Maui

Track: Organizational Systems and Technology

********** SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2018 **********

We are very happy to invite papers and participation to our HICSS-52 minitrack of ‘Managing platforms and ecosystems’. The minitrack follows our previous exploration on this topic at HICSS-49, HICSS-50, and HICSS-51.

The minitrack seeks contributions that draw from diverse theoretical backgrounds such as engineering, computer science, decision science, system science, organizational design, and behavioral economics to continue the scholarly exploration of concepts, theories, models, and tools for managing platforms and ecosystems. We are open to a wide set of methodological approaches including empirical research, case-based research, field studies, and behavioral decision making experiments. We encourage collaboration between academia and industry and welcome diverse submissions by both industry and geography.

‘You cannot do it alone’ and ‘you do not have to do it alone’ describe realities of the global interconnected economy. Contemporary organizations are struggling with managing the associated complexities. To support understanding and acting in these interconnected, even hyper-connected economies, the following views are increasingly used:

Ecosystems are complex socio, economic, and technical systems that generate productive output on a sustainable basis. Entities in ecosystems (e.g., firms, people, technological artifacts, etc.) form diverse, multiplex, and symbiotic relationships to create and deliver value.
Platforms, conceptual or technological constructs to structure the relationships, provide a context for connections and value creation in an ecosystem. In practice, digital platforms amplify the volume of opportunity in scaling toward success, allowing for emergence of multisided markets.

Conceptually, the mindsets, organizational constructs, and the technological systems of multi-sided markets, platforms, and ecosystems require a reframed perspective on strategic management that goes beyond extant literature on strategic and industrial innovation. While principles and tactics for managing platforms and ecosystems are emerging, more cross-disciplinary research, thought leadership and experience sharing are needed.

For the minitrack call, we encourage topics of interest to include, but not be limited to:

* Theories, models, and empirical studies of platforms and ecosystems
* Genesis, dynamics, and evolution of platforms and ecosystems, including the role of boundary resources
* Platforms and ecosystems for firm innovation
* Platform and ecosystem business models
* Technological and competitive disruption in ecosystems
* Analytics, visualization, and decision support for platform and ecosystems
* Best practices in platform and ecosystem management
* Orchestration strategies for platforms and ecosystem
* Case studies of successes, failures, and unintended consequences of platforms and ecosystems

Selected high-quality HICSS-52 papers from this minitrack will be provided with fast track opportunities at Journal of Enterprise Transformation.

For more information about the minitrack, please refer to

********** Minitrack co-chairs **********

Prof. Rahul C. Basole, Georgia Institute of Technology, basole at gatech.edu (primary contact)
Dr. Kaisa Still, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, kaisa.still at vtt.fi
Dr. Jukka Huhtamäki, Tampere University of Technology, jukka.huhtamaki at tut.fi

********** Advisory committee **********

Brandon Barnett · Intel Corporation, USA
Carmelo Cennamo · Bocconi University, Italy
Raul Chao · University of Virginia, USA
Michael Cusumano · Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Eng Chew · University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Chuck Eesley · Stanford University, USA
Peter Evans · KPMG LLC, USA
Annabelle Gawer · University of Surrey, UK
Ola Henfridsson · University of Warwick, UK
Bala Iyer · Babson College, USA
Yuya Kajikawa · Tokyo Institute of Technology, USA
Jianxi Luo · Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Jungsuk Ok · Seoul National University, South Korea
Hyunwoo Park · Ohio State University, USA
Geoff Parker · Dartmouth College, USA
Mark de Reuver · Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Hannes Rothe · Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Neil Rubens · Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia
Martha Russell · Stanford University, USA
Marko Seppänen · Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Carsten Sørensen · London School of Economics, UK
Jim Spohrer · IBM Corporation, USA
Karl Täuscher · University of Bayreuth, Germany
Amrit Tiwana · University of Georgia, USA

Jukka Huhtamäki
Postdoc Researcher, DSc (Tech)
Tampere University of Technology & University of Tampere
+358405854771 // @jnkka
Dissertation available: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-15-3846-9

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