Marshall Van Alstyne

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.
Areas of Expertise:
- Network business models
- Information economics
- Statistics
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Platform Strategy for Business (edX)

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