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2016 Program

July 14, 2016 Platform Strategy Symposium

Executive Leadership Center

7:30 – 8:20 am Breakfast at Boston University Executive Leadership Center, Room 428
8:20 – 8:30 am Opening Remarks & Welcome – Kenneth W. Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, Questrom School of Business, Boston University, Room 404
8:30 – 9:00 am Opening Address – Peter Coles, Head Policy Economist, Airbnb, Room 404
9:00 – 10:30 am Session 1
Seeding the Technology S-Curve? The Role of Early Adopters in Technology Diffusion
Authors: Christian Catalini and Catherine Tucker Presentation Slides
Discussant: Erina Ytsma
Competition between Equity Crowdfunding Platforms: Network Effects vs Matching Efficiency
Authors: Esther Gal-Or, Ronen Gal-Or and Nabita Penmetsa Presentation Slides
Discussant: Melissa Schilling
Can You Gig It? An Empirical Examination of the Gig-Economy and Entrepreneurial Activity
Authors: Gordon Burtch, Seth Carnahan and Brad Greenwood Presentation Slides 
Discussant: Tim Simcoe
10:30 – 11:00 am Coffee Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Session 2
Does Platform Owner’s Entry Crowd out Innovation? Evidence from Google Photos
Authors: Jens Förderer, Thomas Kude, Sunil Mithas and Armin Heinzl Presentation Slides
Discussant: Shadi Janansefat
The Evolution of Digital Ecosystems: A Case of WordPress from 2004 to 2014
Authors: Sungyong Um, Youngjin Yoo and Sunil Wattal Presentation Slides
Discussant: Carliss Baldwin Discussant Slides
Reload and Relaunch: Strategic Governance of Platform Ecosystems
Authors: Joost Rietveld, Melissa Schilling and Cristiano Bellavitis Presentation Slides 
Discussant: Geneviève Bassellier Discussant Slides
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm Session 3
Assessing and Quantifying Network Effects in an Online Dating Market
Authors: Gordon Burtch and Jui Ramaprasad Presentation Slides 
Discussant: Chiara Farronato
An ‘Airbnb for Electricity’: Institutional Theory For a Platform Model In an Historically Regulated Industry
Author: Lynne Kiesling Presentation Slides
Discussant: Sunil Mithas
Measuring the Platform Economy – Towards a Research Agenda for the Platform Community
The Rise of the Platform Enterprise: A Global Survey Presentation Slides
The Rise of African Platforms: A Regional Survey Presentation Slides
Author: Peter Evans
Discussant: Michael A. Cusumano
3:00 – 3:30 pm Afternoon Coffee and Snack Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm Session 4
The Role of APIs in the Economy
Authors: Seth Benzell, Guillermo Lagarda and Marshall Van Alstyne Presentation Slides
Discussant: Youngjin Yoo
Selling Platforms
Authors: Hemant Bhargava and Olivier Rubel Presentation Slides
Discussant: Gleb Romanyuk
Fireside Chat on Platform Regulation Presentation Slides
Eric Clemons, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
Eric Peters, Deputy Head of EU single digital market commission
5:00 – 5:45 pm Closing Address – David Teece, Thomas W. Tusher Chair in Global Business, University of California, Berkeley

Presentation Slides

5:45 – 6:00 pm Walk to “The Castle” (225 Bay State Road) for Reception and Dinner
6:00 – 7:00 pm Reception and Poster Presentations
Determinants of Matching in Online Labor Markets: A structural Two-Sided Matching Model
Author: Jing Gong
Investigating the Moderating Role of Platform Strategies
Author: Xing Wan
Online Platforms: Do They Benefit Consumers?
Author: Talal Rahim
Does Caring Affect Sharing? Role of Relationship Norms in Responses to Online Reviews of P2P Services
Authors: Raji Srinivasan and Nailya Ordabayeva
Cultivating a Collaborative Consumption Platform: Lessons Learnt from GoGet Car-Share in Australia
Authors: Felix Ter Chian Tan, Michael Cahalane, Barney Tan and Jan Ondrus
Optimizing a Menu of Multi-format Subscription Plans for Advertising-Supported Media Platforms
Authors: Vamsi Kanuri, Murali Mantrala and Esther Thorson
7:00 – 7:20 pm Piano Concert by Christopher Tuite
7:20 – 9:00 pm Workshop Dinner