About me

Andrei Hagiu

Andrei Hagiu is a Visiting Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management since July 2016. Previously, he was an Associate Professor in the Strategy group at Harvard Business School. In 2012, he took a leave of absence from Harvard in order to work full-time at Intuit, helping with its strategic transformation from a product-focused company into a platform company. Andrei holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University and did his undergraduate studies at the Ecole Polytechnique in France. He is a citizen of Romania, France and the United States.

Andrei’s research focuses on multi-sided platforms (e.g. Airbnb, Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook, PlayStation, TaskRabbit, etc.) and their unique strategic challenges. His work has been published in the Rand Journal of Economics, Management Science, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, and the Harvard Business Review. Andrei serves as a Co-Editor for the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. At Harvard Business School, Andrei teaches the Strategy & Technology elective course in the MBA program.

On the consulting side, Andrei works with both startups attempting to build multi-sided platform businesses and large companies seeking to turn products into multi-sided platforms. He is on the board of advisors of CoachUp, a marketplace connecting users with sports coaches for private lessons, and TCGplayer, an online marketplace for collectible gaming items.