The diffusion process, competitive relationship, and equilibrium analysis of smartphone operating systems

Hsi Tse Wang, Ta Chung Wang

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Abstract

This study started from the perspective of predicting science and technology competition, building on this to discuss the dynamic competition between Android and iOS by sales volume in each quarter. The Lotka–Volterra system of equations, one well-known competitive diffusion models, has been adopted to represent the competitive situations of the smartphone operating system market, with the Lyapunov function used to carry out equilibrium and stability analysis. The results showed that Android and iOS have a predator–prey relationship, in which iOS serves as the predator, and Android as a prey. The equilibrium and stability analysis show that both products are able to coexist in the market, and thus, each system has its own stable sales volume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)414-424
Number of pages11
JournalTechnology Analysis and Strategic Management
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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