The Developmental Value of Digital Platforms in the Global South

The Developmental Value of Digital Platforms in the Global South

Digital platforms are used in the business models of many of the world’s biggest companies and they impact people across the globe in various ways. A survey conducted in 2015 identified 176 platform companies in the world, with an estimated global market capitalisation of $4.3bn — about the same as Sierra Leone’s gross domestic product. Areas such […]

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Fintech and Business Models in Emerging Economies

Fintech and Business Models in Emerging Economies

To initiate a series of Research Seminars to be held at Surrey CoDE, Chris Locke gave a talk on “Platform Economics & Business Models for Fintech”, at the Surrey Business School. Chris is the founder and CEO of Caribou Digital, a market research firm focusing on emerging markets such as Sub-Saharan Africa and South East […]

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Three Conferences and a Newspaper: Professor Annabelle Gawer

Your CoDE reporter is keeping up with Professor Annabelle Gawer, co-director of CoDE, who wins this month’s ‘CoDE on the Road’ badge by managing to be in three countries in the space of one week, with a virtual presence in a fourth. Annabelle’s reputation as one of the foremost experts on Digital Platforms is further […]

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