Digital capabilities and organising vision in the practice of platform innovation

Existing explanations of platform innovation centre on the generativity of heterogeneous digital capabilities such as infrastructure, software, and architecture. However, capabilities are latent potentialities that require translation into practice.

Prof. Mark Thompson and co-authors are developing a detailed case study from the public sector to illustrate how organizations configure unfolding capabilities and vision, which themselves are continually shaped by the broader ecosystem, and we illuminate the interplay between the two. The project updates Swanson and Ramiller’s (1997) construct of digital capabilities and organizing vision accordingly and swill how how this offers new insight into the unfolding interrelationship between micro- and macro-level practices of platform innovation.

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