Marshall Van Alstyne

vanalstyneAssociate Professor
Department of Information Systems
School of Management

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

mva@bu.edu
(617) 353-3571
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Research Interests:

  • Innovation
  • Openness and platform control

Courses Taught:

GSM IS710 IT Strategies for a Networked Economy
GSM IS711 IT Strategies for a Networked Economy
SMG IS474 Information Products: Property and Privacy

Brief Biography:

Marshall Van Alstyne is Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems in Boston University’s School of Management.  He received his PhD in Information Systems Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997.

Professor Van Alstyne works in the area of Information Economics. His research interests include the economics of networks, valuing information, equity and growth effects of information sharing, and integration effects of access to technology. The underlying theme is information: how to value it; how does it affect productivity, product design and competitive advantage; how does it alter property rights; what happens when it is shared, and why access alone may not lead to everyone having it independent of preferences.