Allan Afuah

Allan Afuah

  • Professor of Strategy
Education
  • PhD Massachusetts Institute Of Technology 1994
  • MS Massachusetts Institute Of Technology 1990

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-3740
Fax
(734) 936-0282
Email
Room
R5428
Research

Dr. Afuah’s honors include the 2012 Academy of Management Review (AMR) Best Paper Award. AMR is the world's number one academic journal in business. Professor Afuah’s honors also include the MBA Teacher of the Year award when there was only one MBA award. His sixth book, Business Model Innovation, incorporates concepts such as crowdsourcing, multisided platforms, the long tail, social media, disruptive technologies, open innovation, and less-is-more innovations. It is being translating into Korean. His second book, Internet Business Models and Strategies (co-authored with Christopher Tucci) has been translated into more than nine different languages, and has been adopted by dozens of schools to teach business models. His research has also been published in the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Economics of Innovation and New Technology. His latest research focuses on how crowdsourcing, multi-sided platforms, and business model innovation can be used to explain how to create wealth, even in countries that have remained desperately poor despite being heavily endowed with natural resources.

Featured Books

Business Model Innovation: Concepts, Analysis, and Cases

Business Model Innovation: Concepts, Analysis, and Cases
Allan Afuah

Rooted in strategic management research, Business Model Innovation explores the concepts, tools, and techniques that enable organizations to gain and/or maintain a competitive advantage in the face of technological innovation, globalization, and an increasingly knowledge-intensive economy.

The book investigates how organizations can use innovations in business models to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities from crowdsourcing and open...

The African Paradox: Is China the Solution? New Games Strategies for Eradicating Poverty in Africa.

The African Paradox: Is China the Solution? New Games Strategies for Eradicating Poverty in Africa.
Allan Afuah

Why is Africa so poor? Contrary to prevailing arguments, The African Paradox; Is China the Solution argues that Africa's poverty has little or nothing to do with corruption, colonialism, slavery, tribalism, war and disease, etc. Rather, Africa has remained poor because it has not learned how to create value-how to make the products or offer the services that people need.

Why has it not been able to learn how to create value? The book offers five...

Authors
Massa, L., Tucci, CL., & Afuah, A.
Published Date
01/2017

Source

Academy of Management Annals
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
73-104

Value capture and crowdsourcing (dialogue piece)

Authors
Allan Afuah and Christopher Tucci
Published Date
7/2014

Source

Academy of Management Review
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
457-460

Are network effects really all about size? The role of structure and conduct.

Authors
Allan Afuah
Published Date
03/2013

Source

Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 
34
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
257-273

Crowdsourcing as a solution to distant search

Authors
Allan Afuah and Christopher Tucci
Published Date
07/2012

Source

Academy of Management Review
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
355-375

Profiting from innovations: the role of new game strategies in the case of Lipitor of the US pharmaceutical industry (With Jina Kang).

Authors
Allan Afuah
Published Date
3/2010

Source

R&D Management
Volume: 
40
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
124-137

Users as innovators: A review and future research directions. (With Marcel Bogers and Bettina Bastian)

Authors
Allan Afuah
Published Date
7/2010

Source

Journal of Management
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
857-875

Business Model Innovation: Concepts, Analysis, and Cases

Authors
Allan Afuah
Published Date
3/2014

Source

New York, NY: Routledge

The African Paradox: Is China the Solution? New Games Strategies for Eradicating Poverty in Africa.

Authors
Allan Afuah
Published Date
2011

Source

Acateh

Strategic Innovation: New Game Strategies for Competitive Advantage

Authors
Allan Afuah
Published Date
2009

Source

Routledge (a division of Taylor and Francis)

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