Kevin Boudreau

Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information Sciences

Harvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science

1737 Cambridge St.

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Platform Rules: Multi-Sided Platforms as Regulators

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Sep 2008
Kevin Boudreau and Andrei Hagiu
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management
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Platforms, regulation, network effects, distributed innovation

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Does Opening a Platform Stimulate Innovation? The Effect on Systemic and Modular Innovations

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4611-06
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 10 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 01 May 2013
Kevin Boudreau
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Downloads 1,027 (11,826)
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rights, licensing, platforms, systemic and modular innovation

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Looking Across and Looking Beyond the Knowledge Frontier: Intellectual Distance and Resource Allocation in Science

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group and Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business
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knowledge, innovation, novelty, evaluation, resource allocation

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Opening the Platform vs. Opening the Complementary Good? The Effect on Product Innovation in Handheld Computing

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 27 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2014
Kevin Boudreau
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
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technical change, systems, open strategies, platforms, complementors, distributed innovation, information technology

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Performance Responses To Competition Across Skill-Levels In Rank Order Tournaments: Field Evidence and Implications For Tournament Design

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 14-014
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 09 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2016
Kevin Boudreau, Karim R. Lakhani and Michael Menietti
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group and Harvard Business School
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Tournaments, contests, platforms, innovation

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Too Many Complementors? Evidence on Software Developers

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2014
Kevin Boudreau
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
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Platforms, complementors, network effects, innovation

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Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom? An Early Look at Large Numbers of Software 'Apps' Developers and Patterns of Innovation

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 May 2011
Kevin Boudreau
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
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competition and innovation, multi-sided platforms, distributed and open innovation, network effects, software and digital innovation

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The Effects of Increasing Competition and Uncertainty on Incentives and Extreme-Value Outcomes in Innovation Contests

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper, Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2008-6
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 26 Nov 2010
Kevin Boudreau, Nicola Lacetera and Karim R. Lakhani
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
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innovation contests, competition, innovation, problem-solving, search, complexity, distributed innovation, platforms

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Unpaid Crowd Complementors: The Platform Network Effect Mirage

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Aug 2014
Kevin Boudreau and Lars Bo Jeppesen
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics
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platforms, innovation, network effects, crowds, heterogeneous motivations, digital innovation

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'Open' Disclosure of Innovations, Incentives and Follow-on Reuse: Theory on Processes of Cumulative Innovation and a Field Experiment in Computational Biology

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 14-002
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 02 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2015
Kevin Boudreau and Karim R. Lakhani
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
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open innovation, cumulative innovation, incentives, search, disclosure and access

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Innovation Experiments: Researching Technical Advance, Knowledge Production and the Design of Supporting Institutions

Forthcoming in Innovation Policy and the Economy, volume 16, edited by Josh Lerner and Scott Stern. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. , Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Working Paper No. 16-001, Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 16-001
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 03 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2015
Kevin Boudreau and Karim R. Lakhani
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
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A Field Experiment on Search Costs and the Formation of Scientific Collaborations

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Aug 2014
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard Medical School, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - College of Social and Behavioral Sciences - Department of Economics, CERGE-EI, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
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Science, teams, matching, search, self-organising collaborations

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The Confederacy of Heterogeneous Software Organizations and Heterogeneous Developers: Field Experimental Evidence on Sorting and Worker Effort

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Jul 2011
Kevin Boudreau and Karim R. Lakhani
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
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Organizational heterogeneity, sorting, software

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Digital 'Mash-Ups,' Patents, and Copyright

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Jan 2018
Kevin Boudreau, Lars Bo Jeppesen and Milan Miric
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics and University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
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Amateurs

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2018
Kevin Boudreau
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
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Platforms, digital, innovation, long tail, fixed costs, market structure

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Freemium, Network Effects and Digital Competition: Evidence from the Introduction of Game Center on the Apple App Store

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 13 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2017
Kevin Boudreau, Lars Bo Jeppesen and Milan Miric
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics and University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
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Digital Innovation, Freemium, Network Effects, Competitive Strategy

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Platform-Based Organization and Boundary Choices: 'Opening-Up' While Still Coordinating and Orchestrating

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 10 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2017
Kevin Boudreau
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
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Platforms, Boundaries, Scope, Organization, Innovation and Technical Change, Entrepreneurship, Smartphones

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Notes on Designing Your Company

Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Working Paper No. 16-131
Number of pages: 103 Posted: 27 May 2016 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2018
Kevin Boudreau
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
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Company design, startup ventures, established companies, strategy, innovation, entrepreneurship, teaching notes

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Fubles -- The Birth of a Social Sport Sharing Platform

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Dec 2015
Andrea Blasco and Kevin Boudreau
Harvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science and Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
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Entrepreneurial Crowdfunding without Private Claims

Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Working Paper No. 16-038
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 06 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2017
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School - Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics and LUISS Guido Carli - Department of Business and Management
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Online platforms, crowdfunding, entrepreneurial finance, new ventures, public goods

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 316    Citations: 4
1.

The Boundaries of the Platform

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4565-05
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 26 Oct 2005 Last Revised: 08 Jan 2018
Kevin Boudreau
Northeastern University - Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Dept. of Economics; College of Computer & Information SciencesHarvard University - Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Downloads 239 (85,485)
Citation 4

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Platforms, modular systems, product design, complementors, industry architecture