Professor Andrei Hagiu, selected for the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020

Andrei Hagiu, Questrom associate professor of Information Systems, has been selected to the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020, for his work on the unique challenges of multi-sided platform businesses.

“Hagiu is leading the next generation of thinking on platforms.”  –Thinkers50

Thinkers50, the global platform for management ideas, today announced its prestigious annual Thinkers50 Radar list, featuring 30 people whose work will shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.

The Thinkers50 Radar Class 2020 showcases up-and-coming management thinkers from throughout the world. “This is a deeply diverse, truly global group of thinkers,” says Thinkers50 co-founder Des Dearlove. “It is a powerful selection of entrepreneurs, researchers, advisors, and organizational leaders covering enormous ground – from AI to employee engagement, from achieving transformation in large organizations to creating game-changing strategies to mitigate climate change – these are the people to watch in 2020.”

Professor Hagiu’s research and teaching are entirely focused on multi-sided platform businesses (e.g. Airbnb, Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Google, Grab, Facebook, PlayStation, Uber, etc.) and their unique strategic challenges. His work has been published in the Rand Journal of Economics, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, etc. Andrei serves as a Co-Editor for the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.

He leverages the insights from his research to advise and angel invest in startups attempting to build multi-sided platforms, and to consult with large companies seeking to turn products into multi-sided platforms.


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