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 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 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.
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
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
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
[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
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.
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
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
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
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?
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.
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).
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