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CGE Highlights Globalization of Platform Business Models at 2016 MIT Platform Strategy Summit

  Platform business models have become a global phenomenon with important management implications.   This is the conclusion of a global survey of platform companies undertaken by CGE and presented at the MIT Platform Strategy Summit on July 15, 2016.  In his keynote address kicking off the summit, Samuel J. Palmisano, Founder and Chairman of The CGE, discussed how “asset… Read more

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The Center for Global Enterprise Releases First Global Platform Survey Valuing Platform-based Companies at $4.3 Trillion

    Worldwide platform companies have a market value of over US$4.3 trillion and employ millions directly and indirectly.  This is the finding of the first survey of platform companies undertaken by The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), a nonprofit research institution devoted to the study of the contemporary corporation.  The report, The Rise of… Read more

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CGE Launches European Platform Survey

How many home-grown platform companies has Europe produced? What sectors have seen the greatest success? These questions and other questions are attracting attention as platform business models have grown in economic importance. For example, how does Europe compare to the United States, China and other regions in the creation of platform companies? How will European… Read more

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CGE Launches China Platform Survey

Over the past decade, China has spawned a large number of highly successful platform companies. Tencent (social media), Alibaba (e-commerce), Baidu (search) have grown to serve hundreds of millions of users. In the process, China has become one of the most competitive and innovative countries for platform business models. A growing number of these companies… Read more

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Understanding the Global Platform Economy

Platforms have proven to be highly successful business models, as demonstrated by Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Alibaba, FlipKart, Jumia among others. Yet many questions remain: How many platform companies are there in the world? What is the market cap of public platforms? How much money have private platforms raised? CGE is exploring… Read more

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India’s Role in the Emerging Platform Economy: Bangalore Roundtable

On March 12, 2015, CGE collaborated with iSPIRT, an Indian think tank representing software product companies, to host a roundtable that explored the disruptive power of platform companies. As the Indian software industry seeks to shift to higher value product and business development, platform companies represent new value creation opportunities. Bangalore is emerging as a… Read more

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World’s Leading Universities for Platform Scholarship

Where does the most important scholarship reside on platform companies, network effects, and double-sided markets? Analysis suggests that 12 academic institutions stand out. The first is Toulouse School of Economics due to the seminal work done by Jean Tirole and Jullien Bruno. Tirole won the Nobel Prize in economics in 2014. This is followed by Imperial… Read more

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