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Prof. ZHOU Zhou


Assistant Professor

6-281, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong
+852 34427241
+852 34420370

Research Areas

Platform Economy and Regulation
Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy
FinTech Strategy and Regulation


PhD - Information Systems (Boston University)
BA - Financial Management (Peking University)


Zhou Zhou received his Ph.D. in Information System from Boston University and B.A. in Financial Management from Peking University.

His research focuses on platform competitive advantage. On one hand, he studies how platform strategies and designs affect long-term platform competitive advantage. On the other hand, he studies whether platform competitive advantage harms social welfare which has implications for platform regulation.


Teaching Areas

Platform Competitive Advantage

Cloud Computing and Governance

Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Journal Publications and Reviews

ZHOU, Zhou; Zhang, Lingling; van Alstyne, Marshall / How Users Drive Value in Two-sided Markets: Platform Designs That Matter. April 2023; In: MIS Quarterly.

Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works

Zhou, Zhou; Zhang, Lingling; Van Alstyne, Marshall / How users drive platform value. December 2020; ICIS 2020 Proceedings.

Zhou, Zhou; Shen, Zhouxiang / Platform ecosystems, fintech, and data. December 2020; ICIS 2020 Proceedings.