About me

Andrei Hagiu

Andrei Hagiu is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Previously, he was an Associate Professor in the Strategy group at Harvard Business School and in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at MIT Sloan. 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 and teaching focus on multi-sided platforms (e.g. Airbnb, Alibaba, 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.

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 for private sports coaching, LexInsight, an online marketplace for legal talent, and TCGplayer, an online marketplace for collectible gaming items.