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Value preserving platform regulation: Network effects, platform value, and regulatory remedies

Date and time

Thursday 16. July 2020 at 17:00 to 18:00

Registration Deadline

Thursday 16. July 2020 at 12:00


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Value preserving platform regulation: Network effects, platform value, and regulatory remedies

Event Description

The newly formed Digital Markets Competition Forum initiative at CBS, directed by Carmelo Cennamo, invites you to partake in a keynote on "Value preserving platform regulation: Network effects, platform value, and regulatory remedies" on 16 July, 17:00 CEST / 11:00 ET / 8:00 PST. The event is hosted by Facebook and the CBS Business in Society Platform Digital Transformations.

The workshop will explore the policy implications of management research by discussing the following issues
  1. To what extent platforms with a large network of users are protected from competition by the “passive” force of network effects?
  2. Can we talk about network effects in data?
  3. There are complementarities that are specific to particular ecosystems. In that context, can standardization and interconnection play a similar role in platform governance to the one it played in the telecommunications or other utilities space? Is a ‘plug and play’ model realistic, or desired, on digital platforms?
  4. Does a combination of ‘size’ and ‘multimarket activity’ justify the imposition of business model restrictions?

After introductory remarks by Facebook, invited experts will present short interventions which will be commented by discussants. A short Q&A session will follow.


  • Melissa Schilling, Professor NYU Stern School of Business
  • Marshall van Alstyne, Professor at Boston University
  • Tobias Kretschmer, Professor at LMU Munich School of Management
  • Andrei Hagiu, Associate Professor at Boston University
  • Carmelo Cennamo, Professor at CBS, Digital Markets Competition Forum director 

The DMC Forum initiative

The Digital Markets Competition Forum is a new initiative to enhance the dissemination of Strategy and Innovation research, and its practical relevance in the context of the digital economy. Led by Professor (with special responsibilities) Carmelo Cennamo, the DMC Forum’s main objective is to foster a progressive debate on the role of digital platforms in the economy and the new competitive forces in digital markets. In particular, the DMC Forum aims to:

  • bridge academic research and the practice of management in (and of) digital markets;
  • promote the dissemination of management research on digital platforms, ecosystems and competition and innovation in digital markets;
  • reach out to policymakers, firms, and stakeholders at large to discuss the opportunities (for innovation and value creation) as well as the challenges associated with digital platforms and digital markets, including the implications for the regulatory framework.

This is an online event, and you will receive the link upon registration. Please not that you should accept receiving emails – we will not spam you and emails will only be relating to this initiative.

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