Platform Ecosystems: The Digital Evolution of the Contingent Workforce Supply Chain (Part 2C) [PRO]

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This installment completes Part 2 of this three-part series on the digital evolution of the contingent workforce supply chains. Parts 2a, 2b and 2c, provide a full explanation of work intermediation platforms and ecosystems. While Part 2a focused on WIPs in the context of the existing staffing supply chain and Part 2b covered categorization of these platforms, Part 2C addresses ecosystems and their essential role in making platforms valuable and advantageous for their users.

To speak of a technology-based platform today is to imply its ecosystem of direct users, complementary service and solution providers, including app and other software developers leveraging platforms’ APIs. In fact, the value of a platform derives (a) from the platform’s design and architecture to build and manage ecosystems and (b) from the composition of the ecosystem itself. All of this is true for work intermediation platforms, and it will become an increasingly significant part of such platforms going forward, including how they are sourced and managed by procurement.Platform Ecosystems: The Digital Evolution of the Contingent Workforce Supply Chain (Part 2C)

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