Value Creation and Power Asymmetries in Digital Ecosystems : A Study of a Cloud Gaming Provider
Ojala, A., Helander, N., & Tyrväinen, P. (2020). Value Creation and Power Asymmetries in Digital Ecosystems : A Study of a Cloud Gaming Provider. In T. Lynn, J. G. Mooney, P. Rosati, & G. Fox (Eds.), Measuring the Business Value of Cloud Computing (pp. 89-106). Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Studies in Digital Business and Enabling Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43198-3_6
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Digital platforms connecting users and service providers have a central role in determining the value creation structure of ecosystems. Platform developers try to achieve a dominant position for the platform with a strong ecosystem around it. The size and attractiveness of the services can attract new users, and growing user volume can bring new co-operative service providers to the service partner network. An interesting question is how the presence of power and potential power asymmetry affect the value creation capability and the structure of a network around a platform? This chapter describes an example of value creation and the influence of power asymmetry in a digital ecosystem built around a cloud gaming platform.