Research Summary


by Elizabeth J. Altman


Prof. Altman's research interests include innovation, strategy, organizational change, platform-based businesses and their related ecosystems. Her work focuses on the impact to incumbent organizations as platform-based highly networked business models become more prevalent in the global economy. Altman’s research projects focus on organizational and managerial challenges to firms as they transition from operating in traditional product-centric industries to ones where competition is platform-based. She studies firms that themselves transition to platform businesses and also accessory and application providers that join platform-related ecosystems.

Keywords: innovation management; multi-sided platforms; business ecosystems; Organizational change; Paradox; organizational identity;