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 and Cusumano, M},
doi = {10.1111/jpim.12105},
journal = {Journal of Product Innovation Management},
title = {Industry Platforms and Ecosystem Innovation},
url = {},
volume = {3},
year = {2013}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - This article brings together some of the recent literature on “industry platforms” and shows how it relates to managing innovation within and outside the firm as well to dealing with technological and market disruptions and change over time. First, we define the term “platform” and why this concept seems to have become increasingly important for researchers and managers. Second, we clarify differences in the literature with regard to how to define different types of platforms and associated economic, managerial, and strategic concepts. Third, we review the case of Intel and other examples to illustrate the range of technological, strategic, and business challenges that platform leaders and their competitors face as markets and technologies evolve. Finally, we identify practices associated with effective platform leadership and avenues for future research to deepen our understanding of this important phenomenon and what firms can do to manage platform-related competition and innovation.
AU - Gawer,A
AU - Cusumano,M
DO - 10.1111/jpim.12105
PY - 2013///
TI - Industry Platforms and Ecosystem Innovation
T2 - Journal of Product Innovation Management
UR -
UR -
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VL - 3
ER -