Dr. Kevin J. Boudreau is an assistant professor in the Strategy & Entrepreneurship department at London Business School. He is an applied microeconomist and strategy researcher who investigates a new generation of business models built on open innovation, platforms, digitisation, data, science and technology. He teaches business strategy and the design of business models in LBS's executive MBA programme.
His research interests concern fundamental mechanisms shaping productivity, competitiveness and innovation. However, he has special interests in industries such as data science, mobile apps, software, algorithmic problem-solving, (open) science and scientific research, computation, industrial internet, adtech, fintech, creative industries, software, online platforms, commercial space, collaborative work platforms, crowdfunding, open innovation, crowdsourcing, gaming, digital innovation, social platforms, digital collaborations, digital goods and services--and all industries shaped by platforms. Before academic research, Dr. Boudreau held a number of positions related to innovation, entrepreneurship and strategy, including at The Economist Group, Qualcomm, Braxton Associates, the Canadian Space Agency, Nortel and Nikean (a startup).
Dr. Boudreau received his PhD from MIT. Prior to this, he studied Economics at the University of Toronto, focusing on industrial economics and econometrics. Earlier, Dr. Boudreau studied Engineering at the University of Waterloo, where he worked in a number of areas including the design of experiments, the development of analytical, simulation, statistical and numerical modelling methods, and industrial and digital design and programming.