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Carmelo Cennamo
Copenhagen Business School

Carmelo Cennamo is Professor with special responsibilities of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School, where he is Co-Director of the Entrepreneurship Concentration studies of the MBA Program. Expert on Digital Platforms, Digital Markets, Ecosystems, he studies how firms manage their interdependent activities and how they try to shape the business context where these activities take place to gain competitive advantage. His work spans different sectors including videogames, mobile apps, oil and gas, automotive, hospitality, mobility, online news, blockchain and initial coins offerings; has appeared in the top academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Research Policy, as well as MIT Sloan Management Review, California Managment Review, and has been recognised with prestigious awards such as Best Paper Prize (finalist) from the Strategic Management Society (2014, 2018), Best Paper Award (finalist, 2017), Best Paper Proceedings (2017, 2015, 2013), Best Dissertation Award (finalist, 2011), and Distinguished Student Paper Award (2010) from the Academy of Management. His research on competitive dynamics in platform markets and ecosystems addresses questions such as: - What is an ecosystem? How do you build it? - What are platform markets and why do they matter? - How do you compete in digital, platform markets? - How do platforms disrupt incumbents' business and entire sectors? A frequent keynote speaker on these topics in academic, corporate and industry events, he is also very active in the public debate on the broader impact that platforms and digital have in the modern society and economy.