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Genesis of a Wood Harvesting B2B Software Platform

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Publication Details

Authors: Vuolasto Jaakko, Smolander Kari

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Title of parent publication: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming – Workshops

Volume number: 426

Start page: 106

End page: 114

Number of pages: 9

ISBN: 978-3-030-88582-3

eISBN: 978-3-030-88583-0

ISSN: 1865-1348

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88583-0_10

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Digital platform research has focused mostly on global platforms, where the users of the platform are consumers. Business-to-business (B2B) digital platforms have received less attention. This study observes and provides an early report on a digital platform for forestry, bringing together forest companies, contractors, and forest machine manufacturers. The platform started in Finland, but it has begun to extent its scope to international markets as well. We present some early insights about the birth of the platform and the factors that have contributed to its success in the beginning. We also describe some aspects present in B2B platform governance and related forces. Finally, we provide a preliminary outlook of possible future directions of the platform and its ecosystem.

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