Barriers for the Advancement of an API Economy in the German Automotive Industry and Potential Measures to Overcome these Barriers

Gloria Bondel, Sascha Nägele, Fridolin Koch, Florian Matthes

Abstract

The API Economy is a type of service ecosystem that emerged due to organizations using Web APIs to provide third parties with access to their resources, i.e., functionality or data. It is argued that participation in the API economy creates value and offers strategic advantages to API providers. However, there are sectoral differences within the API Economy, with specific sectors being more advanced than others. Since there are currently no explanations for these differences between sectors, this research aims at providing insights into barriers inhibiting the advancement of the API Economy as well as potential measures to overcome these barriers for a specific sector, the automotive industry. We apply a Grounded Theory Methodology approach based on interviews with 21 experts from OEMs, automotive suppliers, consultants, mobility start-ups, and insurance firms. As a result, we present 14 legal, economic, social, technological, and organizational barriers. Furthermore, we derive five measures to overcome these barriers.

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Bondel G., Nägele S., Koch F. and Matthes F. (2020). Barriers for the Advancement of an API Economy in the German Automotive Industry and Potential Measures to Overcome these Barriers.In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-423-7, pages 727-734. DOI: 10.5220/0009353407270734


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis20,
author={Gloria Bondel and Sascha Nägele and Fridolin Koch and Florian Matthes},
title={Barriers for the Advancement of an API Economy in the German Automotive Industry and Potential Measures to Overcome these Barriers},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2020},
pages={727-734},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009353407270734},
isbn={978-989-758-423-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Barriers for the Advancement of an API Economy in the German Automotive Industry and Potential Measures to Overcome these Barriers
SN - 978-989-758-423-7
AU - Bondel G.
AU - Nägele S.
AU - Koch F.
AU - Matthes F.
PY - 2020
SP - 727
EP - 734
DO - 10.5220/0009353407270734