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Michael A. Cusumano (Author)

The Business of Platforms

Hardcover

Managers and entrepreneurs in the digital era must learn to live in two worlds conventional economy and the platform economy. Platforms that operate for business purposes usually exist at the level of an industry or ecosystem, bringing together individuals and organizations so they can innovate and interact in ways not otherwise possible. Platforms create economic value far beyond what we see in conventional companies. The business of platforms is an invaluable, in-depth look at platform strategy and digital innovation. Cusumano, gamer and yoffie address how a small number of companies have come to exert extraordinary influence over every dimension of our personal, professional and political lives. They explain how these new entities differ from the powerful corporations of the past. They also question whether there are limits to the market dominance and expansion of these digital juggernauts. Finally, they discuss the role governments should play in Rethinking data privacy laws, Antitrust and other regulations that could reign in abuses from these powerful businesses. Their goal is to help managers and entrepreneurs build platform businesses that can stand the test of time and win their share of battles with both digital and conventional competitors. As experts who have studied and worked with these firms for some thirty years, this book is the most authoritative and timely investigation yet of the powerful economic and technological forces that make platform businesses, from Amazon and Apple to Microsoft, face book and Google dominant players in shaping the global economy, the future of work and the political world we now face.

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Managers and entrepreneurs in the digital era must learn to live in two worlds conventional economy and the platform economy. Platforms that operate for business purposes usually exist at the level of an industry or ecosystem, bringing together individuals and organizations so they can innovate and interact in ways not otherwise possible. Platforms create economic value far beyond what we see in conventional companies. The business of platforms is an invaluable, in-depth look at platform strategy and digital innovation. Cusumano, gamer and yoffie address how a small number of companies have come to exert extraordinary influence over every dimension of our personal, professional and political lives. They explain how these new entities differ from the powerful corporations of the past. They also question whether there are limits to the market dominance and expansion of these digital juggernauts. Finally, they discuss the role governments should play in Rethinking data privacy laws, Antitrust and other regulations that could reign in abuses from these powerful businesses. Their goal is to help managers and entrepreneurs build platform businesses that can stand the test of time and win their share of battles with both digital and conventional competitors. As experts who have studied and worked with these firms for some thirty years, this book is the most authoritative and timely investigation yet of the powerful economic and technological forces that make platform businesses, from Amazon and Apple to Microsoft, face book and Google dominant players in shaping the global economy, the future of work and the political world we now face.

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Format Hardcover
ISBN-13 978-0062973474
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