Tuesday, March 30, 2021

g-f(2)184 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE (3/30/2021), MIT SMR, Competing on Platforms.

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Companies must find new competitive strategies to succeed on dominant internet platforms.
  • The dominant online platform companies are now the most valuable companies in the world, and their growing power over other organizations is enabling them to rewrite the rules of business strategy.
  • Platform-dependent businesses must recognize the power dynamics and risks intrinsic to platform-controlled markets. And they must develop strategies that leverage a platform’s resources while mitigating its power over them.
  • A platform’s power dramatically constrains the freedom businesses possess to devise and pursue competitive strategies. 
  • Competing effectively in these markets requires businesses to recognize the ways platforms limit the control they have over the three sources of competitive advantage.
  • Traditional assumptions about competitive strategy are no longer valid in platform-organized markets, and in this new competitive landscape, the strategies necessary for businesses to succeed have changed.

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Category 2: The Big Picture of the Digital Age

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Fernando Machuca



Donato Cutolo is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bologna. Andrew Hargadon is the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. Martin Kenney is a distinguished professor of community and regional development at the University of California, Davis.

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