Platform Business Challenges
March 24, 2020
Digital technologies give rise to a variety of platforms. For this assignment, please pick ONE of the following two options:
1) Identify a platform firm, describe how it creates and capture value, and evaluate its scalability and sustainability. To make it interesting, please stay away from well-known platforms such as those owned by Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft.
2) Identify a firm that tried to work with a platform (e.g., X Fire or Australian banks) or tried to become a platform (e.g., Qihoo). Describe the opportunities and challenges in its journey.
“Why Some Platforms Thrive and Others Don’t” (Links to an external site.) HBR January-February 2019
“Products to Platforms: Making the Leap” (Links to an external site.) HBR April 2016
Create an approximately 750-word post to make your contribution on digit.hbs.org by 6 pm on March 24.
Please also respond to and comment on three other posts per assignment. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos, and links to other sites to corroborate your points.
Selected posts will be discussed in class.