Publications & Commentary

Working papers are available at and Google Scholar.


  1. M. Van Alstyne, G. Parker (forthcoming): “Platform Business: From Resources to Relationships”, GfK Marketing Intelligence Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (May).
  2. E. Anderson, A. Chandrasekaran, A. Davis-Blake, G. Parker (forthcoming). “Managing Outsourced Product Design: The Effectiveness of Alternative Integration Mechanisms.”  Conditionally accepted at Information Systems Research.
  3. Parker, G., M. Van Alstyne (forthcoming). “Innovation, Openness, and Platform Control.” Management Science.
  4. Parker, G., M. Van Alstyne. X. Jiang (forthcoming). “Platform Ecosystems: How Developers Invert the Firm.” MIS Quarterly.
  5. Richard Tabors, Michael Caramanis, Elli Ntakou, Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, Paul Centolella, Rick Hornby (2017), “Distributed Energy Resources: New Markets and New Products.” Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
  6. Buell, Joseph F.; Sigmon, David; Ducoin, Christopher; Shapiro, Max MDTeja, Nikhil; Wynter, Emmett; Hanisee, Mary K.; Parker, Geoffrey; Kandil, Emad; Darden, Michael (2016) “Initial Experience With Biologic Polymer Scaffold (Poly-4-hydroxybuturate) in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.” Annals of Surgery.
  7. M. Van Alstyne, Parker, G., S. Choudary (2016). “Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy.” Harvard Business Review.
  8. Parker, G., M. Van Alstyne, S. Choudary (2016). Platform Revolution. W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY.  Available at  Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s, and many more.
  9. Tabors, R., G. Parker, P. Centolella, M. Caramanis, R. Hornby, E. Ntakou, R. Masiello, J. Harrison, F. Farzan, M. Van Alstyne, A. Rudkevich. (2016). “White Paper on Developing Competitive Electricity Markets and Pricing Structures.” Prepared for: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and New York State Department of Public Service.
  10. Shittu, E., X. Jiang, G. Parker (2015). “Energy Technology Investments in Competitive and Regulatory Environments,” Environment, Systems and Decisions.
  11. Jiang, X., G. Parker, E. Shittu (2015). “Envelope Modeling of Renewable Resource Variability and Capacity.” Computers and Operations Research.
  12. Grahovac, J., G. Parker, E. Shittu. (2015) “The Impact of Costliness, Competitive Importance, and Modularity of Investments on Outsourcing.” Production and Operations Management. Vol. 24, No. 3.
  13. Jiang, X., R. Mettu, K. B. Venable, G. Parker (2015) “Flexibility meets Variability: A multi-agent constraint based approach for incorporating renewables into the power grid” Proceedings, AAAI Workshop on Computational Sustainability.
  14. Parker, G., M. Van Alstyne (2014) “Platform Strategy.” In the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. M. Augier and D. Teece (eds.).
  15. Anderson, E.G., G. Parker, B. Tan (2014). “Platform Performance Investment in the Presence of Network Externalities.” Information Systems Research. Vol. 25, No. 1.
  16. Anderson, E.G. and G. Parker (2013). “Integration of Global Knowledge Networks.” Production and Operations Management.  Vol. 22, No. 6.
  17. Anderson, E.G. and G. Parker (2013). “Integration and Cospecialization of Emerging Complementary Technologies by Startups.” Production and Operations Management. Vol. 22, No. 6.
  18. Anderson, M., E. Anderson, G. Parker (2013). Operations Management for Dummies. Wiley. Available from Amazon, Barnes and NoblePowells, and many more.
  19. Adamson, S., G. Parker (2013). “Participation and Efficiency in the New York Financial Transmission Rights Markets.” Book Chapter in Financial Transmission Rights: Analysis, Experiences and Prospects (Lecture Notes in Energy). Edited by J. Rosellón, T. Kristiansen. R.
  20. Van Alstyne, M., G. Parker, T. Shanker (2013). A Redeemable Information Coupon Mechanism for Advertising Mail. USPS Office of the Inspector General White Paper.
  21. Parker, G., M. Van Alstyne (2012). “A Digital Postal Platform: Definitions and a Roadmap.” White paper prepared for the International Post Corporation.
  22. Eisenmann, T., G. Parker, M. Van Alstyne (2011). “Platform Envelopment.” Strategic Management Journal. Vol. 32.
  23. Amaral, J, E. Anderson, G. Parker (2011). “How to Succeed in Distributed Product Development.” Sloan Management Review. Vol. 52, No. 2 (Winter).
  24. Tabors, G. Parker, M. Caramanis (2010). “Development of the Smart Grid: Missing Elements in the Policy Process” IEEE Computer Society: Proceedings of the 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
  25. Adamson, S., T. Noe, G. Parker (2010). “Efficiency of Financial Transmission Rights Markets in Centrally Coordinated Periodic Auctions.” Energy Economics. Vol. 32, No. 4.
  26. Tan, B., E. Anderson, J. Dyer, G. Parker (2010). “Evaluating System Dynamics Models of Risky Projects Using Decision Trees: Alternative Energy Projects as an Illustrative Example.” System Dynamics Review, Vol. 26, No. 1.
  27. Parker, G., M. Van Alstyne (2009). “Six Challenges in Platform Licensing and Open Innovation.” Communications & Strategies, No. 74 (2nd Quarter).
  28. Eisenmann, T.E., G.G. Parker, M. Van Alstyne (2009). “Opening Platforms: When, Why and How?” Chapter in Platforms, Markets and Innovation. Gawer, Annabelle (ed.), Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.
  29. Amaral, J, G. Parker (2008). “Foresight: Prevent Design Outsourcing Disasters.” Harvard Business Review, Vol. 86, No. 9.
  30. Anderson, E., A. Davis-Blake, S. Erzurumlu, N. Joglekar, G. Parker (2007). “The Effects of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Distributed Product Development Organization on Coordinating the NPD Process.” Chapter in Handbook on New Product Development. Eds. C. Loch, S. Kavadias.
  31. Eisenmann, T., G. Parker, M. Van Alstyne (2006). “Strategies for Two-Sided Markets.” Harvard Business Review, Vol. 84, No. 10.
  32. Parker, G. and M. Van Alstyne (2005). “Two-Sided Network Effects: A Theory of Information Product Design.” Management Science, Vol. 51, No. 10.
  33. Noe, T. and G. Parker (2005). “Winner Take All: Competition, Strategy, and the Structure of Returns in the Internet Economy.” Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Vol. 14, No. 1.
  34. Parker, G. and M. Van Alstyne (2005). “Mechanism Design to Promote Free Market and Open Source Software Innovation” IEEE Computer Society: Proceedings of the 38th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
  35. Anderson, E.G. and G. Parker (2002). “The Effect of Learning on the Make/Buy Decision.” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 11, No. 3.
  36. Parker, G.G. and E.G. Anderson (2002). “From Buyer to Integrator: The Transformation of the Supply Chain Manager in the Vertically Disintegrating Firm.” Production and Operations Management, Vol 11, No. 1.
  37. Parker, G., E. Anderson (2001), “Supply Chain Integration: Putting Humpty-Dumpty Back Together Again,” Chapter in New Directions in Supply-Chain Management: Technology, Strategy, and Implementation.
  38. Anderson, E. G. Jr., C. Fine, and G. Parker (2000). “Upstream Volatility in the Supply Chain: The Machine Tool Industry as a Case Study.” Production and Operations Management, Vol 9, No. 3.
  39. Parker, G., M. Van Alstyne. (2000). “Information complements, substitutes, and strategic product design.” Proceedings of the twenty first International Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, 13-15.
  40. Parker, G., M. Van Alstyne (2000). “Internetwork Externalities and Free Information Goods,” Proceedings of the 2nd ACM conference on Electronic Commerce.


  1. G. Parker Interview with Hannah Silverstein: “Designing a Leaner, More Reliable Energy Grid
  2. Parker, G. (2016). “Wallet Hub Interview: 2016’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States
  3. Parker and Van Alstyne (2016) “The Platform Revolution” Interview by Christian Sarkar
  4. Choudary, S., G. Parker, M. Van Alstyne (2013). “Outlook 2014: Platforms are Eating the World,” Commentary for Wired, December 26, 2013.
  5. Choudary, S., G. Parker, M. Van Alstyne (2013). “What Twitter knows that Blackberry didn’t,” Commentary for Wall Street Journal Market Watch, October 10, 2013.
  6. Caramanis, M., G. Parker, R. Tabors (2009). “Smart Grid Policy Statement.” Comments for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Docket No. PL09-4-00.
  7. Parker, G. (2009). “Survival Guide to the Smart Grid Platform” Commentary for SmartGridNews.Com.

2 thoughts on “Publications & Commentary

  1. Dear Professor Parker, I am a Singaporean entrepreneur developing a platform for my startup. Recently, I read your book, Platform Revolution, in which you described our first prime minster, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, as an example of good governance. As a Singaporean, I would like to thank you for this compliment. At the same time, I would like to point out that you had subsequently referred to him as Yew, which is not very correct. For Chinese names, the convention is to have the last name in front, followed by the first name. Hence, Mr Lee’s last name is Lee, while his first name is Kuan Yew. It would be more appropriate to either refer to him formally as Lee or informally as Kuan Yew.

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