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Platforms in Business

  • Aalto University School of Business Ekonominaukio 1 02150 Finland (map)

Lectured by:

Ville Eloranta
University lecurer, Aalto University

“I am a specialist in business model innovation (especially platform business models), distributed ledger technologies (especially open blockchain implementations), and design management (connecting design paradigms to management practice). I hold a position of University Lecturer in Aalto University, School of Business, and teach future transdisciplinary professionals in International Design Business Management program.”

Lecture topics

Designing platform business models for business ecosystems.

Learning goals

  • Describe the characteristics of value creation in platform business models

  • Apply the platform business model design principles of to an own case

Teaching methods

  • Readings and reflection

  • Keynote speech

  • Workshop

  • Discussions

Class preparation materials
Van Alstyne, M. W., Parker, G. G., & Choudary, S. P. (2016). Pipelines, platforms, and the new rules of strategy. Harvard business review, 94(4), 54-62. (Available in Teams)

Furr, N., & Shipilov, A. (2018). Building the Right Ecosystem for Innovation. MIT Sloan Management Review, 59(4), 59-64. (Available in Teams)

Earlier Event: July 8
Sustainable Digital Business
Later Event: July 9
Suomenlinna Trip