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THINKERS50 RADAR CLASS OF 2020

Andrei hagiu

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

Ideas

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

BIO

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.

Content

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

 

website

andreihagiu.com

Twitter

@theplatformguy

VERDICT

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

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