Habitual entrepreneurship in digital platform ecosystems: A time-contingent model of learning from prior software project experiences

dc.contributor.author Fan, Terence
dc.contributor.author Schwab, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Geng, Xuesong
dc.contributor.department Management and Entrepreneurship
dc.date 2021-08-10T14:53:07.000
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-14T19:01:12Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-14T19:01:12Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2021
dc.date.embargo 2023-09-01
dc.date.issued 2021-09-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The emergence of large-scale digital platforms such as Facebook, Google Play and Apple App Store around 2008 has created opportunities for independent entrepreneurs to offer their self-developed software applications (“apps”) to large groups of platform users. The development and release of tens of thousands of apps by thousands of independent developers has created dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems. This paper investigates whether and how learning by independent habitual entrepreneurs unfolds in substantively different ways in such dynamic platform-based environments. We argue that in these entrepreneurial ecosystems, the timing of learning efforts becomes essential. For Facebook app developers, we find that learning from their own prior app projects remains feasible. However, entrepreneurs have only a few months during which they can benefit from what they learned from a prior app project. This study supports the feasibility of time-contingent learning from prior app projects for increasingly prevalent dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystems such as digital platforms. Implications for future research and management practice are outlined.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This accepted article is published as Fan, T., Schwab, A. & Geng, X. Habitual Entrepreneurship in Digital Platform Ecosystems: A Time-Contingent Model of Learning from Prior Software Project Experiences. <em>Journal of Business Venturing</em>. Volume 36(5); September 2021; Article 106140. doi: <a target="_blank">10.1016/j.jbusvent.2021.106140</a>. Posted with permission. </p>
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/WwPgQ7Rz
dc.language.iso en
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dc.source.uri 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2021.106140
dc.subject.disciplines Communication Technology and New Media
dc.subject.disciplines Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
dc.subject.disciplines Management Information Systems
dc.subject.disciplines Social Media
dc.subject.disciplines Technology and Innovation
dc.subject.keywords Entrepreneurial ecosystems
dc.subject.keywords Digital platforms
dc.subject.keywords Habitual entrepreneurs
dc.subject.keywords Dynamic environments
dc.subject.keywords Prior project experience
dc.subject.keywords Entrepreneurial learning
dc.title Habitual entrepreneurship in digital platform ecosystems: A time-contingent model of learning from prior software project experiences
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