The innovative evolution of platform-based logic has shown obvious advantages in promoting the development of value creation, and encouraging business transformation in current digital economy era. However, we still know little about the value innovation mechanism in platform enterprises (PE). Thus, by conducting a rigorous case study for Shi Wai Tao Yuan (SWTY) in China, this paper explores the underlying attributes of PE, proposes three enabling functions in the field of culture, technology and data, and builds the multi-level path of collaborative value innovation including value co-creation, resource sharing and idea symbiosis. Finally, this paper draws a theoretical framework. Overall, this paper contributes to research on the formation process and action mechanism of collaborative enabling and value innovation, also shed light on the exploration on PE, and business ecosystems evolution. In doing so, this paper also provides novel insights into the sustainable development of PE in practice.
Dong, Xueyan; Chen, Zidie; Liu, Xu; and Wang, Tiennan, "Understanding the IT-Enabled Collaborative Innovation in Platform Enterprises: A Case Study" (2021). PACIS 2021 Proceedings. 171.
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