Competing on Platforms


Cutolo, Hargadon, and Kenney explore how the power of digital platforms over social and economic activity has rendered the majority of companies dependent on them to compete. This power dynamic creates unique challenges for today's firms. In order to be successful, they argue, platform-dependent businesses must develop strategies to leverage platform resources while mitigating platform power. 

This article was published in the MIT Sloan Management Review as a part of the Spring 2021 Issue. 

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Donato Cutolo
Andrew Hargadon
Publication date: 
March 9, 2021
Publication type: 
Journal Article
Cutolo, D., Hargadon, A., & Kenney, M. (2021, March 9). Competing on Platforms. MIT Sloan Management Review.