2016 Platform Research Symposium

2016 Platform Research Symposium

The 2016 Platform Research Symposium is almost here. The 2016 agenda and papers are now available on the conference web site platforms.bu.edu. We are pleased to announce the following special guests: Peter Coles, Head Policy Economist, Airbnb Eric Peters, Deputy Head of EU single digital market commission David Teece, Tusher…

2015 Academic Platform Symposium

2015 Academic Platform Symposium

An academic symposium on platform related research will be held at the Boston University Executive Education Center and the BU Castle on July 9 in Boston. The program can be seen at smgworld.bu.edu/platformstrategy/     Examples of topics that might be included are: • Platform business models • The sharing economy • Two-sided networks •…

Academic Symposium 2014

Academic Symposium 2014

The second academic symposium on platform related research will be held at the Boston University Executive Education Center and the BU Castle on July 24 in Boston. The program is set and available at smgworld.bu.edu/platformstrategy/ The types of topics that will be covered include: • Platform business models • The…

'eToro' and the Emergence of Social Trading

'eToro' and the Emergence of Social Trading

I recently visited the world headquarters of financial-tech start-up eToro, located in Tel Aviv, Israel.  eToro is the world’s largest online financial trading community designed to financially empower individual investors through a simple, innovative trading platform and an active social trading community.  Although it is still banned from the United States, it…