Andrei Hagiu

Associate professor of information systems at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020.


Recipient of 2006 Annual Book Award for Excellence in Business, Management & Accounting, Association of American Publishers.


Featured in Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must Reads on Platforms and Ecosystems (2020).


Multi-sided platform businesses (Airbnb, Alibaba, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Uber et al) and their unique strategic challenges.


Previously, an associate professor in the Strategy group at Harvard Business School and in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management group at MIT Sloan. In 2012, he took a leave of absence from Harvard in order to work full-time at Intuit, helping with its strategic transformation from a product-focused company into a platform company. Holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University and did his undergraduate studies at the Ecole Polytechnique in France. He is a citizen of Romania, France, and the United States.


Recent cover story of Harvard Business Review on when data creates competitive advantage (with Julian Wright).

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“Hagiu is leading the next generation of thinking on platforms.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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