Technology and service platforms are becoming even more important to firms and countries as software built on these platforms is integrated into physical end-products and services across business environments. We find two especially significant topics to explore. First, there is a clear motivation to increase understanding of how platform-based business models integrate with the value-adding activities of firms, which then foster a country’s economic development. Second, there is lack of knowledge on how value is created, captured and distributed in young and growing firms through intangible assets, i.e., tacit and non-tacit knowledge. This brief discusses these topics.