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PhD Speaker Series - OPIM

Friday, February 17, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am

Storrs Campus
BUS 127

Professor Geoffrey G Parker of Dartmouth College will be joining us for a presentation on "Platform Economics".

Geoffrey G Parker is a professor of engineering at the Thayer School of Dartmouth College where he also serves as director of the Master of Engineering Management Program. Prior to joining Dartmouth, he was a professor of management science at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and served as Director of the Tulane Energy Institute. Prof. Parker’s research explores the economics of and strategy of platform markets and two-sided markets. He is also interested in distributed innovation. His research has appeared in journals such as Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Energy Economics, Management Science, Production and Operations Management, and Strategic Management Journal. His work has also been featured on business news publications such as "MarketWatch" and "Wired". He is the co-author of Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You. The book describes the information technologies, or platforms, that are used and developed by the biggest and most innovative global companies. Forbes included it among 16 must-read business books for 2016, describing it as "a practical guide to the new business model that is transforming the way we work and live." Also, he is serving or has served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation, a Senior Editor for the journal Production and Operations Management, associate editor for the journal Management Science, and ad-hoc associate editor for MIS Quarterly and special issued editor of Information Systems Research.

For more information, please see Professor Parker's faculty profile on Dartmouth website:


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