Loose coupling

The Microstructure of Complex Architectures in Open Collaboration: A Theory of Design Network Motifs

The established stream of literature on design architectures argues that designers should aim for modular architecture in order increase the system’s technical performance by lowering the propagation costs of the system’s design: A system with a …

Optimizing and Satisficing: The Interplay Between Platform Architecture and Producers’ Design Strategies for Platform Performance

Two-sided platforms are gaining increasing attention in practice and as the subject of IS and management research. We explore an assumption of research and practice: that a platform’s architecture needs to be decoupled so that producers can easily …