The OECD holds a roundtable on two-sided markets

Executive summary, by the Secretariat Considering the discussion at the roundtable, the delegates‘ submissions and the background paper, several key points emerge: (1) There is not yet a universally accepted definition of a two-sided market. However, a consensus about the fundamental aspects of firms operating in these markets is starting to emerge. Firms operating in two-sided markets are more aptly called ―two-sided platforms― because of their differences with firms that operate in one-sided markets. A two-sided platform is characterized by three elements. The first element is that there are two distinct groups of consumers who need each other in some way and who rely on the platform to intermediate transactions between them. A two-sided platform provides goods or services

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OECD, The OECD holds a roundtable on two-sided markets, 1 June 2009, e-Competitions June 2009, Art. N° 85657

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