Marshall Van Alstyne

Marshall Van Alstyne (@InfoEcon; BA Yale; MS, PhD MIT) is the Questrom Chair of IS at Boston University and a Digital Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. His work explores how ICT affects firms, innovation, and society with an emphasis on multi-sided platforms. Work or commentary have appeared in journals such as Science, Nature, Management Science, American Journal of Sociology, Strategic Management Journal, Information Systems Research, MISQ, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. He is coauthor of the international bestseller Platform Revolution and has made significant contributions to information economics and strategy as co-developer of the theory of “two-sided” markets. His work has received more than 25,000 citations, a dozen academic awards, and ranks among the top 2% for scientific influence globally. Rajk László College awarded him the Herbert Simon prize for research impact. Thinkers 50 named him one of the top management thinkers globally. Marshall is a husband and dad, who loves dogs, exercise, travel, and questions of governance.