Understanding emerging business models in MOOCs

Using a panel dataset of 35 MOOC platforms composed of roughly 6,000 MOOCs and 1,000 educational partners during 2012-2016, the following work studies business model innovation dynamics in the MOOCs evolution space. Rothe, Täuscher and Basole (ECIS 2018), Competition between platform ecosystems: a longitudinal study of MOOC platforms Platforms with an initial ecosystem advantage (such … Continue reading Understanding emerging business models in MOOCs

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MSOM Conference 2018 – UT Dallas

I am looking forward to attend the MSOM 2018 Conference this weekend hosted by Naveen Jindal School of Management of the University of Texas at Dallas. The conference has a very detailed booklet with the conference schedule and lots of practical tips. Here are the papers to be presented at the Special Interest Groups and … Continue reading MSOM Conference 2018 – UT Dallas

Participants ≠ Population in on-demand services, and an example from architecture

In a recent co-authored paper, we conceptually and technically characterize the simple idea that the participants in every on-demand crowdsourcing setting have a choice to participate and they only compete with the rest agents who also choose to participate (as opposed to the whole population). Since participation is a decision of the players themselves who … Continue reading Participants ≠ Population in on-demand services, and an example from architecture

Create a blog for your audience today – a step-by-step guide

I always wanted to have a blog and write down and discuss research ideas, but never had the time to learn how to do it. Building a proper and focused blog can be challenging but over time hopefully one should get better at it. Several friends asked me how they could create their own blogs … Continue reading Create a blog for your audience today – a step-by-step guide

Sweepstakes, promotion campaigns and ideation contests

Contests are competitions in which participants perform some actions to compete in exchange for some rank-based benefits. Similar to sports or scientific competitions that take place in the physical world, organizations host online, crowdsourcing contests as a form of eliciting inputs from a large and diverse customer or user base. I emphasize the role of … Continue reading Sweepstakes, promotion campaigns and ideation contests