IIE Research Seminar Series: Professor Aija Leiponen
Decentralized Platforms and the dApp Economy
Aija Leiponen is a Professor in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University (US). Her research focuses on organizational strategies in innovation, particularly cooperation between organizations. She has studied the organization of innovation through inter-organizational contracts, organizational structures at the firm level, and inter-organizational networks of repeated collaborative innovation, including digital platforms.
Her recent work examines the interaction between conflict and cooperation in wireless telecommunication standard development, the implications of decentralization for blockchain platforms, and the nature of markets for (big) data. Prof. Leiponen's research has been published in leading management and applied economics journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Research Policy, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and International Journal for Industrial Organization. Her editorial work includes a recent SMJ Special Issue on Platform Ecosystems and ongoing Associate Editorship at Research Policy.