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 are entirely focused on multi-sided platform businesses (e.g. Airbnb, Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, Google, Grab, Facebook, PlayStation, Uber, etc.) and their unique strategic challenges. His work has been published in the Rand Journal of Economics, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, etc. Andrei serves as a Co-Editor for the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.

Andrei leverages the insights from his research to advise and angel invest in startups attempting to build multi-sided platforms, and to consult with large companies seeking to turn products into multi-sided platforms.