Imperial College London

Prof. Annabelle Gawer

Business School

Casual - Visiting lect, guest spkr, ext. examiner



a.gawer Website




277Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Gawer, A},
journal = {Research in the Sociology of Organizations},
pages = {287--296},
title = {The Organization of Technological Platforms},
url = {},
volume = {29},
year = {2010}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - This essay examines the relationship between technology and organizations in the context of technological industry platforms. Industry platforms are technological building blocks (that can be technologies, products, or services) that act as a foundation on top of which an array of firms, organized in a set of interdependent firms (sometimes called an industry ecosystem), develop a set of inter-related products, technologies and services (Gawer, 2009).The study of platforms highlights an intriguing hypothesis: that the internal organization of firms (such as platform leaders) and the external organization of firms (i.e., the organization of the sector or the ecosystem of firms) are interrelated, and mediated by the organization of the platform technology. In particular, the internal organization of firms, when coherent with the organization of the technology, may have an influence on these firms’ ability to exert an influence on external firms.
AU - Gawer,A
EP - 296
PY - 2010///
SN - 0733-558X
SP - 287
TI - The Organization of Technological Platforms
T2 - Research in the Sociology of Organizations
UR -
VL - 29
ER -