Platform Business

Tesla Charger
News

Tesla’s Advantage: EVs Cannot Succeed Without Developing Parallel Supercharging Networks

Management scholars argue for platform model with both vehicle and chargers

Traditional carmakers are spending billions on developing EVs. But they should take a leaf out of Tesla’s books and invest in a supercharger network to support their cars.

Google search on phone
News

Google Antitrust Case Suggests Apple Should Be in Crosshairs Too

A leading expert in platform markets, Professor Hemant Bhargava believes the Google-Apple search agreement seems more like a damning indictment of Apple’s own potentially illegal business practices.

Cell Phone image
News

Cell Phone Savings Calculator, Best Plans for iPhone Users

With the iPhone 12 unveiling, Professor Hemant Bhargava discusses the impact of Apple's new "iPhone every year" plan, and the range of plan contracts and coverages.

Post

Ecosystem Management in Advertising-driven Platforms with External Contributors

This paper examines ecosystem management issues in multi-sided platforms that provide infrastructure to coordinate the activities and interactions of contributors, consumers, and advertisers, and which motivate external contributors through revenue

Flexible structure
Post

Bundling for Flexibility and Variety: An Economic Model for Multi-Producer Value Aggregation

A new business form that is increasingly prominent, especially in platform business models, is an economic structure in which value is co-created by multiple producers and aggregated into a common bundle by a producer-consortium or independent firm

Post

The Business of Electric Vehicles: A Platform Perspective

While platform business tactics are very visible and dominant in industries and firms that have embraced platform thinking, many businesses and firms are engaged in a platform game without realizing it, often to negative consequences. This article

Post

[Global Insight] Are big tech firms too powerful to regulate?

Do the tech industry’s four most powerful players - Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google - have too much power?

These tech titans attended a congressional hearing last week, where lawmakers tried to find out whether they have used unfair

Post

Design and implementation of a privacy preserving electronic health record linkage tool in Chicago

Objective: To design and implement a tool that creates a secure, privacy preserving linkage of electronic health record (EHR) data across multiple sites in a large metropolitan area in the United States (Chicago, IL), for use in clinical research.

Post

Using Machine Learning to Predict Price Dispersion

Theory suggests two sources of price dispersion amongst homogenous goods: market frictions or product heterogeneity. We collected posted-price listings for Kindle Fire tablets from eBay to determine if listing heterogeneity can explain the high

Post

How Efficient are Decentralized Auction Platforms?

We provide a model of a decentralized, dynamic auction market platform (e.g., eBay) in which a continuum of buyers and sellers participate in simultaneous, single-unit auctions each period. Our model accounts for the endogenous entry of agents and

Post

Platform Data Strategy

This paper provides an analysis and guidelines for developing data strategy for different types of platforms, and it identifies promising research opportunities into platform data strategy to better inform future academic research, strategic decision

Post

Sales Force Compensation Design for Two-Sided Market Platforms

Mutli-sided platforms typically thrive on the positive feedback loop of indirect network effects. However, many platforms also have to engage in active selling, through the use of sales agents to mobilize network participants. This paper is the first

did you experience the platform economy today?
Blog

Did You Experience the Platform Economy Today?

Platform-enabled marketplaces, and other Internet-based goods and products with digital components and network effects are transforming the very idea of what a business is, how it creates value, and how it should be managed.

Platform

Why Google is Expanding Into Hardware and Why Now
Blog

Why Google is Expanding Into Hardware and Why Now

Google recently announced a major move into several hardware products: Google Pixel (smartphones), Daydream View (virtual reality), Google Home (digital home) and Google Assistant (AI-based personal assistant).

Read more on Medium

 

Adapt or Die: Platforms, Timing, and … Do Platforms beat Products?
Blog

Adapt or Die: Platforms, Timing, and … Do Platforms beat Products?

It was a lot of fun attending Apigee’s “Adapt or Die” event on September 27 in the heart of San Francisco, and speaking on the panel “Who Ubers Who: How to Survive and Thrive in a Digital World of Mash-Ups, Matchmakers, and Marketplaces.” The best