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Marshall Van Alstyne

Questrom Professor of Management 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 snd is Questrom Chair professor at Boston University and a Digital Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. 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 Leadership

MicroMasters® Program
5 courses


Digital Product Management

MicroMasters® Program
5 courses