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Platform Revolution : How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for

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Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber—these seemingly disparate companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform business model. Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms use technology to match producers and consumers in a multisided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value. When a company like Uber connects drivers with passengers, everybody wins— except traditional cab companies, which are scrambling to survive. Assumptions about operations, finance, strategy, and innovation all change. Platform Revolution explores the what, how, and why of this revolution and provides the first “owner’s manual” for creating a platform marketplace. Revealing the strategies behind some of today’s rising platforms, the authors explain how entrepreneurs—and traditional companies— can thrive in this new world. In cases as diverse as shoes, spices, dating, energy, home appliances, and education, Platform Revolution provides the essential guide to unlocking the potential of an economic landscape transformed.
Number of Pages: 336
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Entrepreneurship, E-Commerce / General, New Business Enterprises
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Geoffrey G. Parker & Marshall W. Van Alstyne & Sangeet Paul Choudary
Language: English
Street Date: March 28, 2016
TCIN: 50376344
UPC: 9780393249132
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-5382
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