Research and analysis

Dynamic competition in online platforms

Research on the nature of competition in online platforms (also known as ‘digital platforms’).


Dynamic competition in online platforms: evidence from five case study markets

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Case study research in to the nature of competition in 5 commonly used types of online platforms:

  • search engines
  • short-term accommodation
  • music platforms
  • price comparison websites
  • social networks

The research generally finds evidence of positive competitive outcomes, even where platform markets appear concentrated.

Published 24 March 2017