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Kevin Boudreau

BASc (Waterloo) MA (Toronto) PhD (MIT)
Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Subject area:
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
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Platform competition, distributed innovation, open innovation, competing on technology standards, organizing innovation ecosystems


Racing and Searching in Innovation Contests: An Empirical Analysis (with N. Lacetera, CWRU and K. Lakhani, Harvard Business School), Harvard Business School Working Paper No. 09-041; Opening the Platform vs. Opening the Complementary Good? The Effect on Product Innovation in Handheld Computing’ (Working paper); Organizing Digital Innovation Ecosystems: Econometric Analysis (Working paper); How to Manage Outside Innovation: Building Communities or Markets of External Innovators? (with K. Lakhani, Harvard Business School), Sloan Management Review (Summer 2009); Platform Rules: Regulating the Ecosystem around a Multi-Sided Platform (with A. Hagiu, Harvard Business School) (in Gawer, A. (ed), 2009).

Research interest

Researching questions at the intersection of innovation, competition and organization. Research is mostly empirical, involving large-sample, quantitative analysis. With particular interest is in understanding how large groups or “ecosystems” of innovating firms and individuals should be deliberately organized and governed.


Assistant Professor, HEC-Paris

Contact Details

Email: kboudreau@london.edu

tel: +44 (0)20 7000 8455
fax: +44 (0)20 7000 7001

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