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. Andrei holds a PhD in economics from Princeton University.
Andrei’s research and teaching are entirely focused on platform businesses (e.g. Airbnb, Alibaba, Amazon.com, Google, Grab, Facebook, iPhone, PlayStation, Uber, Upwork, etc.) and their unique strategic challenges. He leverages the insights from his research to advise and angel invest in startups attempting to build platforms and marketplaces, and to consult with large companies seeking to turn their products into platforms.