David J. McGrath Jr.
Professor of Management
Professor N. Venkatraman
is the David J. McGrath Professor of Management at Boston
University and has been a Visiting Professor at London Business
School. His research interests include a network-centric view
of business strategy, IT Strategy and IT sourcing, theory
construction in Strategy and IT.
discussion focused on two major questions. First: what's the
pattern of network topology over time and how does it compare
with network characteristics in other settings? Addressing
this question allows to bring theoretical and methodological
insights from other comparable networks in the spirit of cumulative
theory building. Two: what's the logic of attachment of modules
to different platforms over time? This question tests how
and when platform dominance gave rise to winter-take-all conditions
and how new generation of platforms realign the pattern of
platform-complementor interactions. Answers to these two questions
together will allows to further the understanding of strategic
management of information technology in a network-era.
speaker presented empirical results from various class of
models and outlined the program of research in software and
mobile Internet industries.He discussed the potential vale
of this type of models for a broader set of network research
studies in strategy and information systems.
April 25, 2003
- 3:00 pm
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as a new source of competitive advantage
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vertical integration to specialization in computing
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