An Analysis of Gatekeepers and Regulations

March 16, 2021

The Digital Age saw the rise of several rapidly growing digital platforms with substantial market shares. Europe is a large market for these globally operating platforms, although the majority of the most successful platforms come from the USA or Asia. In general, platform ecosystems differ from regular market environments: platforms extend to several markets and user groups at the same time and there is an increased degree of dynamics in the allocation of market shares in platform ecosystems, which leads to a pressure to constantly innovate.