Special Issue Policy and Procedures

Strategies for Platform Ecosystems

This special issue aims to bring the study of platform ecosystems into mainstream strategy research and foster a distinctive body of scholarship. The special issue provides a forum for state-of-the-art research on platforms, standards and innovation spanning different industry, country, and institutional settings. We encourage papers that deepen our understanding of platform strategies by drawing on multiple theoretical backgrounds and methods and by leveraging novel data sources. Below we provide an illustrative set of research themes and questions.

Submission deadline: February 28, 2018

Guest Editors:


Tobias Kretschmer     Aija Leiponen            Melissa Schilling       Gurneeta Vasudeva
LMU Munich              Cornell University      New York University   University of Minnesota

SMJ Advising Editor:

Sendil Ethiraj
London Business School