Nudrat Mahmood

Nudrat Mahmood
Nudrat Mahmood

PhD Candidate, Business Administration
Area of Study: Policy & Strategic Management
Anticipated Graduating Year: 2024

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Educational Background

Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
Schulich School of Business – York University
Toronto, Canada
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Anoop Madhok
2017 MA Economics
York University
Toronto, Canada
2013 B.Comm, Finance & Economics
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Thesis Topic

Platform Governance and its Implications for Ecosystem Growth, Evolution and Generativity

Research Interests – Work in Progress

My research interests lie at the intersection of strategy and innovation within the digital economy, with a particular focus on value co-creation in platform ecosystems. My graduate research has centered on two closely related directions: 1) exploring the implications of platform ecosystems as new forms of organizing and 2) developing a nuanced understanding of how platform ecosystems are governed. My dissertation specifically investigates how platform governance affects ecosystem-level outcomes such as growth, evolution & generativity. Through various governance-oriented studies I seek to contribute towards an ecosystem perspective that reflects platform firms’ agency and highlights the strategic decisions and critical capabilities developed by platform firms to nurture ecosystem vitality.

Works in Progress

A Configurational Examination of Ecosystem Governance Mechanisms
Towards an Evolutionary Perspective of Ecosystem Governance
Platform Governance and the Nature of Innovation in Generative Ecosystems
From Platforms to Ecosystems: Organizing for Generativity in the Digital Age

Awards and Honours

2021 EURAM Track Best Paper
2020 ASAC Best Paper Award
2020 SMS Best PhD Paper Prize Nominee
2020 SMS Doctoral Workshop Scholarship
2018 Schulich Entrance Scholarship of Merit PhD

Refereed Conference Papers

Towards a Theory of Ecosystem Advantage: A Generativity Perspective of Digital Platform Ecosystems
• Strategic Management Society Conference, London, UK, September 2022

Firms, Markets and Platform Ecosystems: Towards a Generativity-based View of Economic Organizing in the 21st Century
• Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, USA, August 2022

Digital Platform Ecosystems and Economic Organizing: A Generativity Perspective.
• Strategic Management Society Conference, September 2021

Digital Platform Firms and Generativity: Extending Resource Analysis to the Ecosystem Context.
• Academy of Management Conference, August 2021
• Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, June 2021
• European Academy of Management Conference, June 2021 [Winner, Track Best Paper Award]

Reconciling the Resource-based View with Ecosystem Organizing.
• Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, June 2020 [Winner, Best Paper Award, Strategy Division] • Strategic Management Society Conference, October 2020 [Nominee, Best PhD Paper Prize]