Platform Strategy and Economics materials are at platformeconomics.org.
Geoff Parker is Professor of Management Science at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He teaches information and platform strategy, core operations management, and data analytics courses in the undergraduate, full-time MBA, professional MBA, and executive MBA programs.
Parker is a Research Fellow at the MIT Center for Digital Business and co-chairs the annual MIT Platform Summit. Parker also serves as Director of the Tulane Energy Institute, and is on the Board of the Industry Studies Association. He is serving or has served as a panelist for the National Science Foundation, a Senior Editor for the journal Production and Operations Management, associate editor for the journal Management Science, and ad-hoc associate editor for MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.
Parker’s research explores the economics of and strategy of platform markets. He also studies distributed innovation. Recent projects includes a cross-industry study of outsourced engineering projects, a study of two-sided markets with network externalities (two-sided networks), and an analysis of the performance of markets for electricity financial transmission rights. Research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (IIS-0338662, SES-0323227, SES-0925004) , the Department of Energy (DE-FC26-08NT01922), and multiple corporations including CISCO, International Post Corporation, Mass Mutual, Microsoft, PJM, SAP, and Thomson Reuters.
Dr. Parker received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering in the Technology and Policy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Prior to graduate school, Parker completed the General Electric Company Financial Management Training Program and held positions at GE as an electrical engineer, financial analyst, and business development analyst.