ESTT at the AOM Meeting 2019

ESTT members contributed to the 2019 Academy of Management (AOM) Meeting in Boston as follows:

Digital Strategizing: Crafting Strategy in the Age of Platforms, Ecosystems, and Online Communities, W. H. Hoffmann and G. Reischauer 

Scholarship on value creation and capture on digital platforms, in ecosystems, and through online communities is growing rapidly. However, we still have a limited understanding of the implications of digital technologies for strategy making. To break new grounds in this direction, our symposium assembles distinguished scholars to discuss, across scholarly domains, the opportunities of digital technologies for strategy making; the challenges of digital technologies for strategy making; and the role of digitally-mediated actors (such as crowds and ecosystems participants) and of digital tools (such as idea platforms and big data analytics) for strategy making. Moreover, in line with the overall conference theme, the symposium reflects upon an integrated understanding of digital strategizing across different scholarly views and management domains

The Role of Ecosystem Actors in Shaping Value Creation in Emerging Ecosystems, P. Belingheri, M. Carreras, N. Hampl, M. Masucci

Building on the extant literature on business ecosystems, this paper examines how alliances with actors playing different roles in an emerging industry, the electric passenger vehicle, drive value creation. It draws on an original dataset of 213 alliances initiated between 2000-2015 to analyse whether and how connections between different actors in the emerging electric vehicle ecosystem, namely original equipment manufacturers, complementors, suppliers and institutions influence the value a focal firm is able to create, proxied by new electric patents granted. Our findings suggest that alliances with competing firms undermine value creation while among the alliances with non-competing firms, those with complementors are the most beneficial. By shedding light on how the value creation outcomes of collaborations among different actors in an emerging ecosystem vary depending on their roles, our study offers a significant contribution to both the ecosystem and alliance literatures.