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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

HBS Platform Strategy Conference: What is Next? March 29, 2019

HBS Platform Strategy Conference: What is Next? March 29, 2019

In the past few years, much has been written by academics and practitioners on platform strategies. We hope to use this conference to take stock of existing knowledge and think about new research questions or directions. To this end, we have invited a few thought leaders to share their perspectives.

Agenda

All sessions will take place in Chao Hall, Room 340 unless otherwise noted.

Mar 29
8:30-9:00

Check-in & Breakfast

9:00-9:10

Welcome

Feng Zhu (Harvard Business School)
9:10-10:40

Session 1

Chair: Karim Lakhani (Harvard Business School)
  • “Market Expanding or Market Stealing? Competition with Network Effects in Bike-Sharing”
    Ginger Jin (University of Maryland)
  • “Platform Power and (Possible) Platform Bias in Recorded Music”
    Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota)
  • “Platform Shift and the Inverted Firm Hypothesis”
    Marshall Van Alstyne (Boston University)
10:40-11:00

Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

Session II

Chair: Shane Greenstein (Harvard Business School)
  • “Network of Complementarities in Platform Ecosystems”
    Rahul Kapoor (University of Pennsylvania)
  • “Platform Design Over the Platform Life Cycle”
    Liran Einav (Stanford University)
  • “Compatibility Strategies of Asymmetric Digital Platforms”
    Raffi Amit (University of Pennsylvania)
12:30-1:30

Lunch

1:30-2:20

Session III (Rapid Presentations)

Chair: Marco Iansiti (Harvard Business School)
  • “A Model of Online Trading Platforms: Provisioning Trust for Transactions versus Enabling Discoveries”
    Karthik Kannan (Purdue University)
  • “Designing Online Platforms for Offline Services: The Bigger, the Better?”
    Brian Wu (University of Michigan)
  • “Disintermediation in Platform Markets”
    Grace Gu (Harvard Business School)
  • “Private Contracts in Two-Sided Markets”
    Francisco Ruiz-Aliseda (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
  • “Wholesale Price Discrimination in Global Sourcing”
    Ruomeng Cui (Emory University)
2:20-2:40

Coffee Break

2:40-3:40

Session IV

Chair: Feng Zhu (Harvard Business School)
  • Platform Verticalization at Upwork
    Zak Hubbard (Upwork)
  • “The Business of Platforms”
    Michael Cusumano (MIT)
3:40-4:00

Coffee Break

4:00-5:00

Session V

Chair: David Homa (Harvard Business School)
  • “Reflections on Platform Economics”
    Marc Rysman (Boston University)
  • “Antitrust and Platforms—Mind the Gaps”
    Daniel Sokol (University of Florida)
5:00

Reception & Dinner

Meredith Room, Spangler Center

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