Marshall Van Alstyne

Marshall Van Alstyne is a Professor/Dean's Research Fellow and Chair of IS Department at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.

Marshall is one of the leading experts in network business models and conducts research on information economics, covering such topics as communications markets, the economics of networks, intellectual property, social effects of technology, and productivity effects of information. As co-developer of the concept of “two sided networks” he has been a major contributor to the theory of network effects, a set of ideas now taught in more than 50 business schools worldwide. He was among the first to document productivity effects of IT and communications at the individual desktop level. His work has received an NSF Career Award, two best paper awards, and has appeared in Science, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, and the popular press.

Marshall received a BA from Yale, and MS & PhD degrees from MIT.

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