Kevin Boudreau, Northeastern DMSB + NBER

Curriculum Vitae | Google Scholar | @kevinjboudreau

Digital Platforms, Economic Design & Strategy

Boudreau, K. (2018) "Amateur Crowds & Professional Entrepreneurs as Platform Complementors". NBER Working Paper.

Boudreau, K., L. Bo Jeppesen, M. Miric (2018) “Digital Mash-Ups,” Patents, and Copyright". Working Paper.

Boudreau, K. (2017) "Platform Boundary Choices: “Opening-Up” while Still Coordinating and Orchestrating". Advances in Strategic Management on “Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Platforms.” eds. Furman, Gawer, Silverman, Stern.

Boudreau, K., L. Jeppesen, T. Reichstein, F. Rullani. (2017) "Entrepreneurial Crowdfunding without Private Claims". Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Working Paper 16-038.

Boudreau, K., K. Lakhani, M. Menietti. (2016) "Performance Responses To Competition Across Skill-Levels In Rank Order Tournaments: Field Evidence and Implications For Tournament Design." RAND Journal of Economics.

Boudreau, K., L. Jeppesen (2015) "Unpaid Platform Complementors and the Network Effect Mirage." Strategic Management Journal. 36 (12), 1761-1777

Boudreau, K. (2013) "Does Opening a Platform Stimulate Innovation? The Effect on Systemic and Modular Innovations." MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4611-06.

Boudreau, K. (2012) "Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom? An Early Look at Large Numbers of Software Apps Developers and Patterns of Innovation." Organization Science. 23: 1409-1427.

Boudreau, K., N. Lacetera and K. Lakhani (2011) "Incentives and Problem Uncertainty in Innovation Contests: An Empirical Analysis." Management Science. 57(5): 843-863.

Boudreau, K., K. Lakhani. (2011) "The Confederacy of Heterogeneous Software Organizations and Heterogeneous Developers: Field Experimental Evidence on Sorting and Worker Effort." J. Lerner and S. Stern (eds.), The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity, 50th Anniversary Volume. National Bureau of Economic Research.

Boudreau, K. (2010) "Open Platform Strategies and Innovation: Granting Access vs. Devolving Control." Management Science. 56(10): 1849-1872.

Boudreau, K., A. Hagiu. (2009) "Platforms Rules: Multi-sided Platforms as Regulators." A. Gawer, ed. Platforms, Markets and Innovation. Edward Elgar, London.

Universities-as-Platforms, Science & Knowledge Production

Boudreau, K., M. Marx. Field Experiment on Development of Engineers

Lakhani, K., K. Boudreau, E. Guinan (forthcoming) "Field Experiments in Understanding Knowledge Production in the Sciences." Science

Boudreau, K., T. Brady, I. Ganguli, P. Gaule, E. Guinan, T. Hollenberg, K. Lakhani. (2017) "A Field Experiment on Search Costs and the Formation of Scientific Collaborations". Review of Economics and Statistics.

Boudreau, K., E. Guinan, K. Lakhani, et al. (2016) "Looking Across and Looking Beyond the Knowledge Frontier: Intellectual Distance, Novelty and Resource Allocation in Science". Management Science.

Boudreau, K., and K. Lakhani (2015) "Innovation Experiments: Researching Technical Advance, Knowledge Production and the Design of Supporting Institutions." In Innovation Policy and the Economy National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), volume 16, edited by Josh Lerner and Scott Stern. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Boudreau, K., K. Lakhani (2014) "'Open' Disclosure of Innovations, Incentives and Follow-on Reuse: Theory on Processes of Cumulative Innovation and a Field Experiment in Computational Biology." Research Policy.

Lakhani, K., K. Boudreau, C. Baldwin, A. MacCormack, E. Guinan, et al. (2013) "Prize-based contests can provide solutions to computational biology problems." Nature Biotechnology. 31(2):108.

Boudreau, K., A. Hagiu. (2009) "Platforms Rules: Multi-sided Platforms as Regulators." A. Gawer, ed. Platforms, Markets and Innovation. Edward Elgar, London.

Translation to Practitioners


Boudreau, K. (2017) “A Short Guide to Strategy for Entrepreneurs”. HBR.org

Boudreau, K. (2016) "Notes on Designing Your Company." Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Working Paper No. 16-131

Guinan, E., K. Boudreau, K. Lakhani. (2013) "Experiments in Open Innovation at the Harvard Medical School." MIT Sloan Management Review. 54(3): 45-52.

Boudreau, K., K. Lakhani. (2013) "Using the Crowd as an Innovation Partner." Harvard Business Review. 91(4): 60-69.

Boudreau, K., K. Lakhani. (2009) "How to Manage Outside Innovation: Competitive Markets or Collaborative Communities?" MIT Sloan Management Review. 50(4): 69-75.



Kevin Boudreau, Northeastern DMSB + NBER