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Structural narrative analysis as a means to unfold the paradox of control and generativity that lies within mobile platforms

Eaton, Benjamin, Elaluf-Calderwood, Silvia, Sorensen, Carsten and Yoo, Youngjin (2011) Structural narrative analysis as a means to unfold the paradox of control and generativity that lies within mobile platforms. In: 10th International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2011), 20-21 June 2011, Como, Italy.

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Abstract

Mobile platform owners are faced with a tension. On one hand they foster generativity to enable third parties to innovate compelling services. On the other hand they regulate innovation on their platforms in order to protect their commercial interests. This tension leads to complex interactions between platform owners and third parties as they negotiate the extent and nature of innovation. This paper outlines on-going research that applies structural narrative analysis in order to simplify these complex interactions into sequences of simpler generic generative and controlling actions. It is intended that these simplified structured sequences of actions will facilitate the identification of the mechanisms that explain how platform owners manage innovation and the paradox of control and generativity. The approach to analysis is illustrated using empirical data concerning interactions that have occurred on the Apple iPhone and Google Android platforms. This data is sourced from blogs reporting events in the mobile industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://www.mbusiness2011.org/
Additional Information: © 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: Published item via DOI
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 16:37
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/40064/

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