Differentation within mobile ecosystems - The unspecialized marketplaces

S. Hyrynsalmi, Arho Suominen, M. Seppänen

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Abstract

Nowadays, the 'war of ecosystems' between alliances of giant mobile operating system vendors and mobile phone manufacturers is a popular topic in the news. In the public discussion, the application ecosystem emerged inside the mobile ecosystem is argued to be a key in the differentiation. This has striven the ecosystem orchestrators for recruiting an increasing number of software developers and applications to join in their ecosystem. In this paper, we study how different mobile ecosystems differentiate both in application offering and in the mobile phone users. We use the information gathered from over 800 000 applications and the questionnaire answered by approximately 2 000 university students to study the research questions. The results show that the ecosystems are rather similar in their offering although it is possible to make distinction between the users of different ecosystems.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2013: Science, Technology and Innovation in the Emerging Markets Economy - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Duration: 14 Apr 201318 Apr 2013
Conference number: 22

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2013
Abbreviated titleIAMOT 2013
CountryBrazil
CityPorto Alegre
Period14/04/1318/04/13

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Keywords

  • mobile ecosystem
  • smart phone
  • two-sided market
  • multi-homing
  • differentiation

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Hyrynsalmi, S., Suominen, A., & Seppänen, M. (2013). Differentation within mobile ecosystems - The unspecialized marketplaces. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2013, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Hyrynsalmi, S. ; Suominen, Arho ; Seppänen, M. / Differentation within mobile ecosystems - The unspecialized marketplaces. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2013, Porto Alegre, Brazil.17 p.
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Hyrynsalmi, S, Suominen, A & Seppänen, M 2013, 'Differentation within mobile ecosystems - The unspecialized marketplaces' Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2013, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 14/04/13 - 18/04/13, .

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2013. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2013, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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Hyrynsalmi S, Suominen A, Seppänen M. Differentation within mobile ecosystems - The unspecialized marketplaces. 2013. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2013, Porto Alegre, Brazil.