Andrei Hagiu, Ph.D
Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Andrei Hagiu is a Visiting Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and
Strategic Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management since July 2016. Previously, he was an
Associate Professor in the Strategy group at Harvard Business School. In 2012, he took a leave of
absence from Harvard in order to work full-time at Intuit, helping with its strategic transformation
from a product-focused company into a platform company. Andrei holds a PhD in economics from Princeton
University and did his undergraduate studies at the Ecole Polytechnique in France. He is a citizen of
Romania, France and the United States.
Andrei’s research focuses on multi-sided platforms (e.g. Airbnb, Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook,
PlayStation, TaskRabbit, etc.) and their unique strategic challenges. His work has been published
in the Rand Journal of Economics, Management Science, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal
of Economics & Management Strategy, and the Harvard Business Review. Andrei serves as a Co-Editor
for the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. At Harvard Business School, Andrei teaches the
Strategy & Technology elective course in the MBA program.
On the consulting side, Andrei works with both startups attempting to build multi-sided platform
businesses and large companies seeking to turn products into multi-sided platforms. He is on the
board of advisors of CoachUp, a marketplace connecting users with sports coaches for private lessons.