Barnes and Noble wants to compete with Amazon's Kindle Copying from research by Prof. Zhuand Prof, Iansiti from the Harvard Business School we should hope that someone (at Barnes & Noble) has an answer to: 1.-what drives the success of a platform, installed base,platform quality or consumer expectations? 2.- when does a monopoly emerge in a platform-basedmarket? 3.- when is a platform-based market socially efficient?
ד"ר ג'ימי (חיים) שוורצקוף
has worked during the last 30 years in all areas of Computer Information Services:
IT Analyst at STKI and META Group Israel and was named a META Group Research Fellow. Also worked in Digital Equipment and Andersen Consulting. Founded several IT startups. Also as an academic researcher in Entrepreneurship he has published in the Academy of Management and Babson Conferences among others.
Major in the reserves, Israel Defense Forces, served in the elite Sayeret Egoz unit and later in the MoD-R&D unit. Registered Engineer (IS22881)& member of MENSA Israel.
Dr. Schwarzkopf received BSE and MSE degrees (Systems Engineering) from the University of Central Florida. Got his MSIA (Management Information Systems) and ABD (PhD Program) in Systems Science from Carnegie Mellon University. His doctorate (Management/ Entrepreneurship) he got from Case Western Reserve University.