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Network Science Special Seminar: Platform Business Models with Christoph Riedl (Northeastern)

Network Science Special Seminar: Platform Business Models with Christoph Riedl (Northeastern)

Event time: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
Yale Institute for Network Science See map
17 Hillhouse Ave, 3rd floor
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 


Five of the 10 most valuable companies in the world today operate under a platform business model: Apple, Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft. Multisided platforms facilitate interactions or transactions between parties. At their core, they leverage network effects—positive externalities—to generate win-win situations for their suppliers and consumers. In this special topics seminar I will introduce platform business models, how they are based on network science, and provide examples. We will discuss how traditional products and services can be turned into platforms.

Instructor Bio

Christoph Riedl is associate professor for Information Systems and Network Science at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. He hold a joint appointment with the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and is a core faculty member at the Network Science Institute. He is a fellow at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard. He is recipient of a Young Investigator Award (YIP) from the Army Research Office (ARO) for his work on social networks in collaborative decision-making. Before joining Northeastern University he was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Business School and IQSS. He received a PhD in Information Systems from Technische Universität München (TUM), Germany in 2011, a MSc in Information Systems in 2007, and a BSc in Computer Science in 2006. His research interests are to understand how social and economic networks shape collaboration and decision-making on the individual, group, and community level.