Literature by the same author
plus at Google Scholar

Bibliografische Daten exportieren

The Varying Effects of Standardization on Digital Platform Innovation : Evidence From OpenStreetMap

Title data

Arnold, Laurin ; Hukal, Philipp:
The Varying Effects of Standardization on Digital Platform Innovation : Evidence From OpenStreetMap.
Event: Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2023) , 04.08. - 08.08.2023 , Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
(Conference item: Conference , Speech )

Related URLs

Abstract in another language

We investigate the effects of standardization as a measure of direct control on digital platform innovation. Specifically, we study the standardization of parameters and procedures implemented in the web editing API on the popular geo-data platform, OpenStreetMap. Using a regression based approach to interrupted time series analysis, we assess the quantity and quality of new output generated on the platform before and after the standardization. We find that the intervention had varying effects on the innovations generated on OpenStreetMap: While the output in total number of affected data objects as well as the rate with which they were added decreased with the intervention, the level of detail with which data objects are described increased -- but only for those objects that were not in the immediate focus of the standardization. We frame these findings through the rich body of work on standardization and innovation in the technology management literature and engage a long standing tension in research on digital platforms -- the balance between control and innovation on platforms. We discuss the prospect of standardization as one way to directly control the balance between desirable and undesirable variation necessary for platforms to innovate as standardization restricts some activity, while enabling others.

Further data

Item Type: Conference item (Speech)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Standardization; Innovation; Digital Platform; Time Series Analysis
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > Branch Business and Information Systems Engineering of Fraunhofer FIT
Research Institutions > Affiliated Institutes > FIM Research Center for Information Management
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2024 09:34
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2024 09:34