Kevin Boudreau, Northeastern & NBER 

Dr. Boudreau is an associate professor at Northeastern University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Research
  • Platforms: strategy, design, organization and governance, innovation, entrepreneurship
  • Harnessing contributions from large numbers of innovators and contributors ("crowdsourcing," "open innovation," multi-sided markets, "ecosystems," "communities")
  • Innovation, technical change, and knowledge production
  • Digitization
  • "Universities as platforms"
  • Empirical methods and field experiments

Affiliations
  • Associate Professor, D'Amore Mckim School of Business, Northeastern - Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • College of Computer and Information Science, courtesy appointment
  • Department of Economics, courtesy appointment
  • College of Engineering's IoT Research Center, Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Research Professor
  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), Harvard University
  • Research Affiliate, Laboratory for Innovation at Harvard (LISH)
Primary External Service
    Teaching
    • Platforms and digitization (current)
    • Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Empirical Research Methods (previous)
    Prior Professional Experience
    • Engineering research, research design and experiments at the Canadian Space Agency and Nortel/Bell Northern Research
    • Tech management and strategy positions at The Economist Group, Qualcomm, Deloitte Consulting / Braxton Associates
    • Advisory roles closely related to research in numerous regions and industries: telecommunications, mobile, IoT, data science, crowdsourcing, digital marketplaces, and digital innovation and product development.

    UPCOMING 2018 PRESENTATIONS

    • Jan 26 2018 University of Michigan
    • Feb 27 NBER Productivity Lunch
    • March 23 2018 Economics of Online Platforms Conference, University of Florida Law & Economics Departments
    • April 24 2018 United States Patent and Trademark Office
    • May 3 2018 Harvard Business School - IP and Digitization Workshop
    • May 4 2018 Boston College Digital Innovation Workshop
    • May 17 2018 Northwestern University Kellog School of Management, Searle Center Research Roundtable on Standard Setting Organizations and Patents.
    • May 19 2018 National Science Foundation http://convergence2018.info
    • May 21 2018 Northwestern University Kellog School of Management, Searle Center Conference on Innovation Economics.
      • May 30 2018 Stanford University
      • June 21 2018 Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics, Montreal (HEC)
      • August 2018 Academy of Management  
        • Chairing Junior Faculty Consortium BPS
        • Field Experimental Methods
        • Entrepreneurship & Digitization
        • The Right Tool for the Task? Using Different Methodological Approaches to Understand Open Innovation
        • Amateurs
        • Mash-ups
      • August 2018  Northwestern University Kellog School of Management, Organization Design Community Annual Conference, Ecosystem Design and Boundaries of the Firm speaker 



      RESEARCH PAPERS

      PLATFORM ORGANIZATION, GOVERNANCE, PRODUCTIVITY, GROWTH & INNOVATION
      • Boudreau, K., L. Bo Jeppesen, M. Miric (2018) Digital Mash-Ups,” Patents, and Copyright". Working Paper.
      • Boudreau, K., L. Bo Jeppesen, M. Miric (2017) "Freemium, Network Effects and Digital Competition: Evidence from the Introduction of Game Center on the Apple Appstore". Working Paper.
          SCIENCE, KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION & THE UNIVERSITY AS A PLATFORM
          • Lakhani, K., K. Boudreau, C. Baldwin, A. MacCormack, E. Guinan, et al. (2013) "Prize-based contests can provide solutions to computational biology problems." Nature Biotechnology31(2):108. 


          PRACTITIONER TRANSLATION OF RESEARCH

          • Guinan, E., K. Boudreau, K. Lakhani.  (2013) "Experiments in Open Innovation at the Harvard Medical School." MIT Sloan Management Review54(3): 45-52.
























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