Detecting Dominant Design

TitleDetecting Dominant Design
Publication TypeUnpublished
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsJordan, J
Date PublishedMay

This paper derives a framework for the emergence of a dominant design in the web server market. Particular attention is given to factors important in network-based economies including network effects, standards, complimentary assets and technological change. A complete examination of the web server industry from its origins in the Internet through to today's market dominated by the products of open-source and proprietary software provides interesting insights into the application of the emergence framework.

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