Feng Zhu
 Piramal Associate Professor
 Technology and Operations Management
 Harvard Business School


Curriculum Vitae

Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field Road
Morgan 431
Boston, MA 02163

Google Scholar Profile

I am an associate professor of business administration in the Technology and Operations Management (TOM) Unit at the Harvard Business School. My research centers on innovation and competitive strategy in platform-based markets.
Friends or Foes? Examining Platform Owners' Entry into Complementors' Spaces. Forthcoming. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy.
U-shaped Conformity in Online Social Networks (with Monic Sun and Michael Zhang). Forthcoming. Marketing Science.
Competing with Complementors: An Empirical Look at Amazon.com (with Qihong Liu). 2018. Strategic Management Journal 39(10): 2618-2642.
Repositioning and Cost-Cutting: The Impact of Competition on Platform Strategies (with Robert Seamans). 2017. Strategy Science 2(2): 83-99.
The Impact of Patent Wars on Firm Strategy: Evidence from the Global Smartphone Industry (with Yongwook Paik). 2016. Organization Science 27(6): 1397-1416.
Open Content, Linus' Law, and Neutral Point of View (with Shane Greenstein). 2016. Information Systems Research 27(3): 618-635.
Cannibalization and Option Value Effects of Secondary Markets: Evidence from the US Concert Industry (with Victor Bennett and Robert Seamans). 2015. Strategic Management Journal 36(11): 1599-1614.
Responses to Entry in Multi-Sided Markets: The Impact of Craigslist on Local Newspapers (with Robert Seamans). 2014. NET Institute Working Paper #10-11. Management Science 60(2): 476-493.
Ad Revenue and Content Commercialization: Evidence from Blogs (with Monic Sun). 2013. NET Institute Working Paper #11-32. Management Science 59(10): 2314-2331.
Business Model Innovation and Competitive Imitation: The Case of Sponsor-Based Business Models (with Ramon Casadesus-Masanell). 2013. Strategic Management Journal 34(4): 464-482.
Is Wikipedia Biased? (with Shane Greenstein). 2012. American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings) 102(3): 343-348.
Entry into Platform-Based Markets (with Marco Iansiti). 2012. Strategic Management Journal 33(1): 88-106.
Group Size and Incentives to Contribute: A Natural Experiment at Chinese Wikipedia (with Michael Zhang). 2011. NET Institute Working Paper #07-22. American Economic Review 101(4): 1601-1615.
Strategies to Fight Ad-Sponsored Rivals (with Ramon Casadesus-Masanell). 2010. NET Institute Working Paper #09-09. Management Science 56(9): 1484-1499.
What is the Impact of Software Patent Shifts? Evidence from Lotus v. Borland (with Josh Lerner). 2007. International Journal of Industrial Organization 25(3): 511-529.
Selected Working Papers