Professor Van Alstyne is one of the leading experts in network business models. He conducts research on information economics, covering such topics as communications markets, the economics of networks, intellectual property, social effects of technology, and productivity effects of information. As co-developer of the concept of “two sided networks” he has been a major contributor to the theory of network effects, a set of ideas now taught in more than 50 business schools worldwide.
Awards include two patents, National Science Foundation IOC, SGER, SBIR, iCorp and Career Awards, and six best paper awards. Articles or commentary have appeared in Science, Nature, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Ph D, MIT Sloan School, Information Systems, 1997.
MS, MIT Sloan School, Management, 1991.
BA, Yale University, Computer Science, 1984.
GSM DS999 C1
GSM IS827 F1
Platforms and Information Markets
GSM IS912 A1
Information Tracking & Tracing as a Stimulus to Innovation - SBIR Phase I, National Science Foundation. (January 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014).
Information Tracking & Tracing as a Stimulus to Innovation - SBIR Phase I, National Science Foundation. (June 20, 2012 - June 20, 2012).
Knowledge Markets, National Science Foundation. (March 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012).
Evaluate phd student policies, applications, requests for research funds.
Counsel IS phd students; approve course curricula; review & interview new applicants; revise IS specific policies.
Assist in identifying, vetting, and recruiting a professor who understands the economics and business models for news.
Van Alstyne, M., Communications of the ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, Editor, International, Standing Editorship (Edited Multiple Publications), Appointed, Academic. (January 1, 2013 - Present).
Responsible for editing of a standing column on how economics affects information technology and society.