Skip to main content
Kent Academic Repository

Technological Adaptation to a Platform and Dependence: Value Co-creation through Partnerships

Lew, Yong Kyu, Kim, junic, Khan, Zaheer (2019) Technological Adaptation to a Platform and Dependence: Value Co-creation through Partnerships. Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, 27 (1). pp. 71-89. ISSN 1976-1597. E-ISSN 2158-6721. (doi:10.1080/19761597.2019.1587303) (KAR id:72788)


This article examines technology exchange mechanisms in technological platform

partnerships between software and hardware firms. Such firms form complementary

partnerships to develop innovative technological products in the mobile telephony sector.

Data were collected from 110 high-tech firms which have formed technological platform

partnerships, and analysed data, by using partial least squares structural equation modelling.

The results show that a focal firm’s technological complexity and technological adaptation to

its partner’s platform increase its dependence on a partner, which in turn positively affects

value co-creation in such partnerships. Complementary technological collaboration through

adaptation-dependence between technological partners helps resolve knowledge accessibility

and technological integration for value co-creation and innovation between heterogeneous

partners from different high-tech industries. This study provides a clue as to how

technological partners co-create value in the high-tech industry.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/19761597.2019.1587303
Uncontrolled keywords: adaptation; complexity; dependence; partnership; platform; value co-creation
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Zaheer Khan
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2019 16:27 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2022 22:09 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

University of Kent Author Information

  • Depositors only (login required):

Total unique views for this document in KAR since July 2020. For more details click on the image.