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Digital platform economy

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Course content overlaps with course CS-E5310 ICT enabled service business and innovation (5 ECTS). Please choose only one of them.

Course content

Enablers of digitalisation, convergence, commoditisation, consumerisation (of IT), democratisation, disaggregation, disintermediation, power of digital aggregators and intermediators, specialisation, lowering entry barriers, servitisation, datafication, mobility, social media. Platforms, platform economy, network effects, boundary resources and how they are used, governance of platforms, digital boost to platforms.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student

  • has a high-level understanding of the scale, scope, and speed of the disruption and destruction that digitalisation is having on firms, industries and societies, and technological enablers that are driving the change.
  • can describe the changes that digitalisation brings at the level of industry structures and power, market dynamics and value chains.
  • is also able to describe the main characteristics of (multisided) platforms and platform economy, why platform economy is different to traditional business and the significance on platforms for the economy at large.

Completion methods

The course is online and self-paced.

More info on Aalto University’s course page.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Responsible teachers

Aalto University
Mikko Heiskala

Further information about the studies

Aalto University
Tiina Porthén

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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