Platform Economies

A Conversation with Erik Brynjolfsson and Jon Bruner

Publisher: O'Reilly
Released: October 2015

How are networked, on-demand businesses transforming businesses and labor across the entire economy? In this O’Reilly report, Erik Brynjolfsson—Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy—explains how companies such as Uber and AirBnB have created winner-take-all niche markets with huge increases in efficiency and less need for labor or capital input.

While the pace of disruption has been accelerating in the software and media industries for some time, that disruptive environment is now spreading throughout the entire economy as more and more industries digitize. Dive into this free report and discover how the new networked, on-demand economy works, and how it’s disrupting business as usual.

Erik Brynjolfsson is the Schussel Family Professor of Management Science, a Professor of Information Technology, and the Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He explores how advances in information technology contribute to business performance and organizational change.

Jon Bruner oversees O'Reilly's publications on hardware, the Internet of Things, manufacturing, and electronics, and has been program chair along with Joi Ito of the O'Reilly Solid conference, focused on the intersection between software and the physical world.

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