This course exposes students to managerial challenges in the digital economy with a focus on platform businesses such as Amazon, Uber, AirBnb, and others. Also addressed are the challenges faced by traditional firms in competing and interacting with platform firms. The course considers strategic and organizational issues, and explores subjects such as open and user innovation, crowdsourcing, ecosystem-based business models, and building and managing network effects. It is highly interactive case-based.
MGMT.5010, and MGMT.5110, or permission of graduate program coordinator.