2nd European Digital Platform Research Network (EU-DPRN) Summit

London, UK |  June 27 & 28, 2024

Hosted by the UCL School of Management 

Event Overview

The aim of the European Digital Platform Research Network (EU-DPRN) is to consolidate, integrate, and further develop ongoing efforts to advance research on digital platforms and ecosystems. It is meant to provide a forum for European researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, information systems, economics) to share their latest research and deepen their professional networks.

At the heart of the EU-DPRN summit is a one-day plenary track (June, 28)  track comprising of paper presentations and feedback, panel discussions, and keynote presentations. The program features a curated set of high-quality papers from a mix of junior and senior faculty. Panels include speakers from inside and outside of academia, including practitioners and regulators. The program affords ample time for socializing, fuelled by Italian food and drink.

The summit further features a one-day PhD Development Workshop to provide opportunities to PhD students to present their work and receive feedback from senior scholars in their field. The workshop program includes a panel consisting of leading scholars and journal editors.

The EU-DPRN summit is an annual event organized at different European locations.


Platform competition and competition within platforms

Platform strategies and ecosystems in traditional industries

Ecosystem governance: objectives driving choices and their consequences

Post ATT ecosystem strategies: “content fortresses” vs. disintermediation

Design and organizing principles of platform markets and ecosystems

Decentralised autonomous platforms and the future of the platform business model

Designing for (heterogeneous) network effects

Data strategies for competitive advantage and fair treatment

Co-specialization and standardization in and across ecosystems

Incentives/tradeoffs/effects of antitrust and data regulation on ecosystem dynamics and complementors’ activities


Carmelo Cennamo

Copenhagen Business School, SDA Bocconi

Panos Constantinides

 Alliance Manchester Business School

Joost Rietveld

UCL School of Management

Thanks to our exhibitors and sponsoring members for their continued support.



London, UK |  June 27 & 28, 2024

Hosted by the UCL School of Management (Level 50, One Canada Square, London E14 5AA, UK)

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