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Kevin Boudreau

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First Name:Kevin
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Last Name:Boudreau
RePEc Short-ID:pbo1092
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(44%) D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts (United States)
RePEc:edi:cbneuus (more details at EDIRC)

(44%) National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)
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(8%) Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)
RePEc:edi:cbrssus (more details at EDIRC)

(4%) Department of Economics
Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts (United States)
RePEc:edi:ecneuus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Kevin Boudreau & Nilam Kaushik, 2022. "Gender Differences in Response to Competitive Organization? Differences Across Fields from a Product Development Platform Field Experiment," NBER Working Papers 30062, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Kevin Boudreau, 2021. "Promoting Platform Takeoff and Self-Fulfilling Expectations: Field Experimental Evidence," NBER Working Papers 28325, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Kevin Boudreau & Nilam Kaushik, 2020. "The Gender Gap in Tech & Competitive Work Environments? Field Experimental Evidence from an Internet-of-Things Product Development Platform," NBER Working Papers 27154, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Kevin J. Boudreau & Matt Marx, 2019. "From Theory to Practice: Field Experimental Evidence on Early Exposure of Engineering Majors to Professional Work," NBER Working Papers 26013, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Kevin J. Boudreau, 2018. "Amateurs Crowds & Professional Entrepreneurs as Platform Complementors," NBER Working Papers 24512, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Boudreau, Kevin J. & Karim R. Lakhani & Michael E. Menietti & Annika M. Mueller, 2013. "Public Contests," Working Paper 127001, Harvard University OpenScholar.
  7. Boudreau, Kevin J. & Karim Lakhani & Constance E. Helfat & Michael E. Menietti, 2012. "Field evidence on individual behavior & performance in rank-order tournaments," Working Paper 37276, Harvard University OpenScholar.
  8. Kevin J. Boudreau & Andrei Hagiu, 2008. "Platform Rules: Multi-Sided Platforms as Regulators," Harvard Business School Working Papers 09-061, Harvard Business School.
  9. Kevin Boudreau, 2007. "Does Opening a Platform Stimulate Innovation? Effects on Systemic and Modular Innovations," Working Papers hal-00597764, HAL.
  10. Kevin Boudreau, 2007. "Too Many Complementors? Evidence on Software Developers," Working Papers hal-00597766, HAL.
  11. Kevin Boudreau, 2005. "The Boundaries of the Platform: Vertical Integration and Economic Incentives in Mobile Computing," Working Papers hal-00597767, HAL.
  12. Kevin J. Boudreau & Karim R. Lakhani & Michael Menietti, "undated". "Performance Responses to Competition across Skill-Levels in Rank Order Tournaments: Field Evidence and Implications for Tournament Design," Working Paper 126971, Harvard University OpenScholar.


  1. Kevin J. Boudreau & Lars Bo Jeppesen & Milan Miric, 2022. "Competing on freemium: Digital competition with network effects," Strategic Management Journal, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 43(7), pages 1374-1401, July.
  2. Boudreau, Kevin J. & Jeppesen, Lars Bo & Miric, Milan, 2022. "Profiting from digital innovation: Patents, copyright and performance," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 51(5).
  3. Boudreau, Kevin J. & Jeppesen, Lars Bo & Reichstein, Toke & Rullani, Francesco, 2021. "Crowdfunding as Donations to Entrepreneurial Firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 50(7).
  4. Miric, Milan & Boudreau, Kevin J. & Jeppesen, Lars Bo, 2019. "Protecting their digital assets: The use of formal & informal appropriability strategies by App developers," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 48(8), pages 1-1.
  5. Kevin J. Boudreau & Tom Brady & Ina Ganguli & Patrick Gaule & Eva Guinan & Anthony Hollenberg & Karim R. Lakhani, 2017. "A Field Experiment on Search Costs and the Formation of Scientific Collaborations," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 99(4), pages 565-576, July.
  6. Kevin J. Boudreau & Eva C. Guinan & Karim R. Lakhani & Christoph Riedl, 2016. "Looking Across and Looking Beyond the Knowledge Frontier: Intellectual Distance, Novelty, and Resource Allocation in Science," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 62(10), pages 2765-2783, October.
  7. Kevin J. Boudreau & Karim R. Lakhani, 2016. "Innovation Experiments: Researching Technical Advance, Knowledge Production, and the Design of Supporting Institutions," Innovation Policy and the Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 16(1), pages 135-167.
  8. Kevin J. Boudreau & Karim R. Lakhani & Michael Menietti, 2016. "Performance responses to competition across skill levels in rank-order tournaments: field evidence and implications for tournament design," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 47(1), pages 140-165, February.
  9. Kevin J. Boudreau & Lars B. Jeppesen, 2015. "Unpaid crowd complementors: The platform network effect mirage," Strategic Management Journal, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(12), pages 1761-1777, December.
  10. Boudreau, Kevin J. & Lakhani, Karim R., 2015. "“Open” disclosure of innovations, incentives and follow-on reuse: Theory on processes of cumulative innovation and a field experiment in computational biology," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 44(1), pages 4-19.
  11. Kevin J. Boudreau, 2012. "Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom? An Early Look at Large Numbers of Software App Developers and Patterns of Innovation," Organization Science, INFORMS, vol. 23(5), pages 1409-1427, October.
  12. Kevin J. Boudreau & Nicola Lacetera & Karim R. Lakhani, 2011. "Incentives and Problem Uncertainty in Innovation Contests: An Empirical Analysis," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 57(5), pages 843-863, May.
  13. Kevin Boudreau, 2010. "Open Platform Strategies and Innovation: Granting Access vs. Devolving Control," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 56(10), pages 1849-1872, October.


  1. Kevin J. Boudreau & Karim R. Lakhani, 2015. "Innovation Experiments: Researching Technical Advance, Knowledge Production, and the Design of Supporting Institutions," NBER Chapters, in: Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 16, pages 135-167, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Kevin J. Boudreau & Karim R. Lakhani, 2011. "The Confederacy of Heterogeneous Software Organizations and Heterogeneous Developers: Field Experimental Evidence on Sorting and Worker Effort," NBER Chapters, in: The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited, pages 483-502, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Kevin J. Boudreau & Andrei Hagiu, 2009. "Platform Rules: Multi-Sided Platforms as Regulators," Chapters, in: Annabelle Gawer (ed.), Platforms, Markets and Innovation, chapter 7, Edward Elgar Publishing.

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 7 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (4) 2019-07-29 2020-06-15 2021-02-01 2022-06-20
  2. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (3) 2018-04-30 2019-07-29 2020-06-15
  3. NEP-IND: Industrial Organization (2) 2018-04-30 2021-02-01
  4. NEP-MIC: Microeconomics (2) 2006-02-05 2008-10-28
  5. NEP-COM: Industrial Competition (1) 2006-02-05
  6. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (1) 2018-04-30
  7. NEP-GEN: Gender (1) 2020-06-15
  8. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2022-06-20
  9. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2022-06-20
  10. NEP-MAC: Macroeconomics (1) 2018-04-30
  11. NEP-NET: Network Economics (1) 2008-10-28
  12. NEP-PAY: Payment Systems & Financial Technology (1) 2018-04-30
  13. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2019-07-29


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