Feng Zhu

Harvard University - Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field Road

Morgan 431

Boston, MA 02163

United States

http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/Pages/profile.aspx?facId=14938

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (26)

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Competing with Complementors: An Empirical Look at Amazon.com

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 15-044, Strategic Management Journal (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2018
Feng Zhu and Qihong Liu
Harvard University - Harvard Business School and University of Oklahoma - Department of Economics
Downloads 2,256 (8,241)
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Harming Competition and Consumers under the Guise of Protecting Privacy: An Analysis of Apple’s iOS 14 Policy Updates

USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS21-27, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 21-27, Cornell Law Review, 2021
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2021
D. Daniel Sokol and Feng Zhu
USC Gould School of Law and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,842 (11,444)
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ios, antitrust, competition policy, apple, platform, two sided market, antitrust economics

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Scale Without Mass: Business Process Replication and Industry Dynamics

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Research Paper No. 07-016
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2008
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, IMD International and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,611 (14,159)
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Business Process Replication, Hypercompetition, Creative Destruction, Information Technology, Turbulence, Concentration

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Group Size and Incentives to Contribute: A Natural Experiment at Chinese Wikipedia

American Economic Review, Forthcoming, NET Institute Working Paper No. 07-22
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 01 Sep 2014
Chinese University of Hong Kong and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,423 (17,201)
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incentives to contribute, group size, public goods, social effects, Wikipedia, Internet censorship

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Gender Inequality in Research Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2021
Ruomeng Cui, Hao Ding and Feng Zhu
Goizueta Business School, Emory University, Goizueta Business School, Emory University and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,195 (22,343)
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Gender inequality, research productivity, telecommuting, COVID-19

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Frenemies in Platform Markets: Heterogeneous Profit Foci As Drivers of Compatibility Decisions

Forthcoming, Management Science, Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Management Unit Research Paper No. 15-087
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 May 2015 Last Revised: 28 May 2020
Ron Adner, Jianqing Chen and Feng Zhu
Dartmouth College - Strategy & Management Area, The University of Texas at Dallas, Jindal School of Management and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,150 (23,622)
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frenemies; compatibility; platform competition; profit foci

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Responses to Entry in Multi-Sided Markets: The Impact of Craigslist on Local Newspapers

NET Institute Working Paper No. 10-11
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 07 Sep 2014
Robert Seamans and Feng Zhu
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 983 (29,609)
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entry, pricing, platforms, two-sided markets

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Threat of Platform-Owner Entry and Complementor Responses: Evidence from the Mobile App Market

NET Institute Working Paper No. 16-10
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2019
Wen Wen and Feng Zhu
University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 709 (46,478)
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Platform-owner Entry, Entry Threat, Innovation, Complementors, Mobile App Industry

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Entry into Platform-Based Markets

Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference Paper
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Feng Zhu and Marco Iansiti
Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 565 (62,296)
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platform-based markets, winner-take-all, platform competition, indirect network effects, video game industry

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A Simple Model of a Three-Sided Market

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 18 Oct 2013
Robert Seamans and Feng Zhu
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 519 (69,334)
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Two-sided markets, Network effects, Newspapers

What is the Impact of Software Patent Shifts?: Evidence from Lotus V. Borland

Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 05-11
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 13 Jan 2015
Josh Lerner and Feng Zhu
Harvard Business School - Finance Unit and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 455 (80,585)
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What is the Impact of Software Patent Shifts?: Evidence from Lotus V. Borland

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 Mar 2005 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2021
Feng Zhu and Josh Lerner
Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 50 (493,805)
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Ad Revenue and Content Commercialization: Evidence from Blogs

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 07 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2015
Monic Sun and Feng Zhu
Questrom School of Business, Boston University and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 414 (90,020)
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ad-sponsored business model, media content, blog, revenue-sharing, user-generated content

Ad Revenue and Content Commercialization: Evidence from Blogs

NET Institute Working Paper No. 11-32
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Nov 2011
Monic Sun and Feng Zhu
Questrom School of Business, Boston University and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 42 (531,227)
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ad-sponsored business model, media content, blog, revenue-sharing

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Trust and Disintermediation: Evidence from an Online Freelance Marketplace

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 18-103
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 21 May 2018
Grace Gu and Feng Zhu
Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 435 (85,778)
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Disintermediation, Intermediary, Trust, Online Marketplace

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Time Dependency, Data Flow, and Competitive Advantage

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Apr 2021
Harvard Business School, Cerebras Systems, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Baidu - Baidu Research, Harvard University - Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School - Technology and Operations Management Group
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Economics of AI; Value of data; Perishability; Time dependency; Flow of data; Competitive advantage; Data strategy

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Network Interconnectivity and Entry into Platform Markets

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 19-062, University of Connecticut School of Business Research Paper No. 19-06
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2019
Harvard University - Harvard Business School, University of Connecticut - Department of Operations & Information Management, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 378 (100,891)
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network interconnectivity, platform competition, market entry

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Cannibalization and Option Value Effects of Secondary Markets: Evidence from the US Concert Industry

Strategic Management Journal, 2015, 36(11):1599-1614
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2015
Duke University - Fuqua School of Business, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 330 (117,428)
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Secondary Markets, Prices, Search Intermediaries, Value Appropriation, Concert Industry

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Multi-Homing and Platform Strategies: Historical Evidence from the US Newspaper Industry

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 18-032
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 11 Jan 2019
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 263 (148,942)
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multi-homing, platform strategies, competition, newspapers, television

Ideology and Composition Among an Online Crowd: Evidence from Wikipedians

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 17-028
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 14 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 02 Feb 2020
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 240 (162,513)

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Ideological Segregation Among Online Collaborators: Evidence from Wikipedians

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 17 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2021
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 15 (711,181)
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Business Models and Compatibility Incentives

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Feb 2009 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2010
Feng Zhu
Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 229 (170,539)
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Ad-sponsored, Compatibility, Two-sided networks, Social networks, Business models

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U-Shaped Conformity in Online Social Networks

NET Institute Working Paper No. 12-15
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2018
Questrom School of Business, Boston University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 224 (174,212)
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conformity, normative social influence, social networks, field experiment

Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2014
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
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Wikipedia, Linus' Law, Open Source, Neutral Point of View

Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2021
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Harvard University - Technology & Operations Management Unit and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
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Marketplace Scalability and Strategic Use of Platform Investment

Harvard Business School Technology & Operations Mgt. Unit Working Paper No. 19-063
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Jan 2019
Jin Li, Gary P. Pisano and Feng Zhu
Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong, Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 146 (253,473)

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marketplace, scalability, platform strategy, platform investment

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Strategies to Fight Ad-Sponsored Rivals

NET Institute Working Paper No. 09-09
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Sep 2009
Harvard University - Strategy Unit and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 122 (290,903)
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The Impact of Patent Wars on Firm Strategy: Evidence from the Global Smartphone Industry

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 29 Sep 2016
Yongwook Paik and Feng Zhu
KAIST College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 115 (303,356)
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patent wars; patent litigation; intellectual property (IP) enforcement; patent thicket; smartphone; platform-based markets; platform competition

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Repositioning and Cost-Cutting: The Impact of Competition on Platform Strategies

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Mar 2017
Robert Seamans and Feng Zhu
New York University (NYU) - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Downloads 86 (366,982)
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multi-sided markets, platform strategies, repositioning, cost-cutting, intra-firm learning, digitization

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Friends or Foes? Examining Platform Owners’ Entry into Complementors’ Spaces

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 23-28, 2019
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 24 Jan 2019
Feng Zhu
Harvard University - Harvard Business School
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multisided markets, platform‐owner entry