Marshall Van Alstyne

Marshall Van Alstyne is the Questrom Chair Professor of Management at Boston University, with expertise in platforms and information economics. His work explores how ICT affects firms, products, innovation, and society. Work or commentary have appeared in journals such as ScienceNature, Management Science, American Journal of SociologyStrategic Management JournalInformation Systems Research, MISQ, The EconomistNew York Times, and Wall Street Journal. He has made significant contributions to platform economics and strategy as co-developer of the theory of “two-sided” markets. He is coauthor of the international bestseller Platform Revolution and a top 50 all-time article for Harvard Business Review. Research has received more than 15,000 citations, two patents, NSF Career, SBIR, iCorp, and IOS awards, and a dozen different academic awards.  He received a BA in computer science from Yale and MS and Ph.D. in information systems economics from MIT.