Bendik Bygstad, Oslo University, Norway
The Generative Mechanisms of Digital Infrastructure Evolution
Innovation and diffusion is increasingly taking place, not in separate organisations, but in ecosystems and digital infrastructures. Examples are easily found in the music industry, e-business solutions, social media and in e-health. How do we explain why some digital infrastructures succeeds, while others fail? Building on a spectacular case from the airline industry, and 41 documented cases, we identify three generative mechanism for infrastructure success.