Platform Strategy Symposium 2019

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Location: Boston, United States
Begin: July 17, 2019
Keywords: platforms, strategy, governance, data science
Submission Deadline: March 10, 2019
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2019
Abbreviation: PlatStrat2019

We will host the Seventh Annual Platform Research Symposium next July 17 in Boston.  You are cordially invited to submit an original research paper.  Please do not hesitate to forward this invitation to others who are currently working on research related to platforms.


The symposium will be held at the Boston University Questrom School of Business.  


Topics of particular interest include:



  • Strategies for platform launch and growth

  • Governance

  • Platform design and architecture

  • Internal organization of platform firms

  • Transforming products into platforms

  • How traditional firms compete or play with platforms

  • Data and analytics for platforms

  • Antitrust & regulation issues raised by platforms

  • Fake news and platform externalities

  • Valuing platforms


Please upload your submissions by March 10, 2019.  Authors will be notified of decisions on or around April 12, 2019.


Additional notes:



  • In addition to 8-10 regular presentations (roughly 45 minutes each, including discussion), we will also feature 8-10 short presentations (8-9 minutes each, no discussion).  The short presentations are best suited for early stage papers or nascent research projects related to platforms.

  • The submitting author should be the one who intends to present the paper here in Boston.

  • For information about the symposium, including previous editions, please visit platforms.bu.edu


We look forward to seeing you in Boston this summer.


Symposium scientific committee: Andrei Hagiu, Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, Feng Zhu.

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