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 digital innovation and competitive strategy in platform-based markets.
Frenemies in Platform Markets: Heterogeneous Profit Foci as Drivers of Compatibility Decisions (with Ron Adner and Jianqing Chen). Forthcoming. Management Science.
Friends or Foes? Examining Platform Owners' Entry into Complementors' Spaces. 2019. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. 28(1): 23-28.
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.
U-shaped Conformity in Online Social Networks (with Monic Sun and Michael Zhang). Forthcoming. Marketing Science.
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
Network Structures and Entry into Platform Markets (with Xinxin Li, Ehsan Valavi, and Marco Iansiti)