In these articles, the aim is to highlight the practical implications of the platform research. The authors are either Platform Value Now researchers, or members of the PVN community. Despite the viewpoint perspective, the writings are based on published scientific papers or research in-progress.
Helsinki is not the Silicon Valley. Its different. Our journeys and our destinations can also be different. Emulating Silicon Valley is not the only way “to startup”. New voices are emerging. New narratives created.Read more
Much of the emergence of the US Synthetic Biology ecosystem has happened without top down planning, technology road mapping, and heavy investments.Read more
One of the key questions when forming policy for the platform domain is that is the power and profit accumulation – a “game-of-few” pattern – an inherent part of all platform implementations. Our argument is that it is too early to establish such overarching standpoints. Actions can be taken to transition toward more sustainable value sharing models.Read more
Information is seen as one of the most important strategic assets digital service providers posses. It is said that “data is the new oil” fulfilling the empty space of matured markets. In contrast, we argue that the strategic role of information remains unclear and needs to be further elaborated.Read more
Platforms are complex entities. Although the “complexity” sounds a bit negative, it actually seems to be a very beneficial characteristic. Complexity in platforms provides a lot of value potential. However, there is no one way to leverage the complexity. Our research involving large industrial service providers (in logistics, automation, and construction industry) has revealed that there are at least three distinct logics of value creation in complex service platforms.Read more
Information and communication technologies (ICTs), vehicle innovations and evolving user preferences are changing the way we perceive, express and fulfill our mobility needs. The platform economy serves as one framework to better understand these changes in terms of emerging business models, technological solutions and networked interactions, where platform thinking plays a central role.Read more
Data and services form a self-enforcing loop. Services, by definition, enable movement toward a customer, giving companies’ more access to different kinds of information. And the more services there are, the more potential data there are that make these new services possible.Read more