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Marshall Van Alstyne

Professor and Chair of Information Systems at Boston University

Areas of expertise

  • - Network business models
  • - Information economics
  • - Statistics

Major works

Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy—and How to Make Them Work for You. _Parker, G., Van Alstyne, M., & Choudary, S. (2016) Pipelines, Platforms & The New Rules of Strategy -- _Harvard Business Review (2016); Van Alstyne, Parker, Choudary Two Sided Networks - A Theory of Information Product Design” Parker & Van Alstyne, Management Science 2005. More works

About Me

Marshall Van Alstyne (@InfoEcon) is coauthor of Platform Revolution, an international bestseller. He is one of the world's foremost experts on information business models and is Everett Lord Distinguished Scholar at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He is a frequent speaker, board level advisor, and consultant to both startups and global firms. His research has received half a dozen academic awards and appeared in top journals such as Science, Nature and Harvard Business Review. Interviews appear regularly across Bloomberg, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. He holds multiple patents and has received a B.A. in computer science from Yale, an M.S. in Management and a PhD in Information Systems from the MIT Sloan School. His theories of network businesses are taught worldwide.

Courses and Programs taught by Marshall Van Alstyne

1 course in a series


Digital Product Management

MicroMasters® Program
5 courses


Digital Leadership

MicroMasters® Program
5 courses