Communication, Digital Technology, and Organization CTO

Platforms & Ecosystems @ HICSS 2025

  • 1.  Platforms & Ecosystems @ HICSS 2025

    Posted 28 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    On behalf of my co-host, Vladimir Sobota (TU Delft), Jukka Huhtamäki (Tampere University) and Kaisa Still (University of Oulu), I am delighted to invite papers and participation to our HICSS-58 minitrack on 

    'Platforms & Ecosystems: New Perspectives in the Era of Data, Analytics, and AI

    in the main Track "Organizational Systems and Technology".

    This marks the tenth year of providing this minitrack and we are looking forward to join our engaging and longstanding community on Hawaii in 2025.


    Deadline for submission: June 15, 2024 | 11:59 pm HST


    Understanding modern-day competition and the survival of organizations oftentimes requires an ecosystem lens. This is because digital technologies have enabled new complementarities between actors within and across industries (e.g., Cusumano et al. 2019). The increasing platformization of firms and technologies has important implications in how companies create and capture value. In this new "digital first" economy (Baskerville et al. 2020), transaction and innovation platforms have become dominant forms of organization (Gawer 2021, de Reuver et al. 2018, van Dijck 2018). As scholars interested in platforms and ecosystems, we…

    (1) face new phenomena,

    providing insights from (2) new empirics,

    that might (3) require new methods,

    and (4) new theories.

    In the following, we provide exemplary provocations for research at the intersections of platforms and ecosystems that provide first glances into the research of interest to this minitrack. In general, however, the minitrack seeks contributions that problematize or build on diverse theoretical backgrounds such as management science, information systems, computer science, decision science, system science, organizational design, policy making, complexity, and behavioral economics to continue the scholarly exploration of concepts, theories, models, and tools for managing platforms and ecosystems:

    1) Platforms & Ecosystems + Data, Analytics, and AI

    2) Platforms & Ecosystems + Global Grand Challenges

    3) Platforms & Ecosystems + Innovation, Policy, and Purpose

    4) Platforms & Ecosystems + New Methodological Approaches

    The full CFP, including more details, can be found in the Track "Organization Systems and Technology" at HICSS or via

    Special thanks to our advisory and reviewer board, including 

    Chair of the Committee:

    Rahul C. Basole (Accenture AI, USA)

    Members of the Committee:

    • Amrit Tiwana (University of Georgia, USA)
    • Annabelle Gawer (University of Surrey)
    • Brandon Barnett (Intel Corporation, USA)
    • Carmelo Cennamo (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
    • Carsten Sørensen (London School of Economics, UK)
    • Daniel Fürstenau (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
    • Geoff Parker (Dartmouth College, USA)
    • Hyunwoo Park (Seoul National University, Korea)
    • Jesus Delvalle (Bayer, Germany)
    • Jianxi Luo (City University of Hong Kong, China)
    • Jim Spohrer (IBM Corporation, USA)
    • Karl Täuscher (University of Manchester, UK)
    • Mark de Reuver (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands)
    • Marko Seppänen (Tampere University, Finland)
    • Martha Russell (Stanford University, USA)
    • Michael Cusumano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
    • Michael Jacobides (London Business School, UK)
    • Neil Rubens (Transport and Telecommunication Institute, Latvia)
    • Ola Henfridsson (University of Miami, USA)
    • Paavo Ritala (LUT University, Finland)
    • Raul Chao (University of Virginia, USA)
    • Tero Ojanperä (Silo.AI, Finland)
    • Timo Ali-Vehmas

    All best,


    Prof. Dr. Hannes Rothe (he/him/his)

    Chair of Information Systems and Sustainable Supply Chain Management (

    & Place Beyond Bytes, University of Duisburg-Essen

    & Digital Entrepreneurship Hub (