Managing the Digital Economy - Spring 2022 (HEC Lausanne)

Welcome to the MDE course website!

Class meets Fridays 14:15-16:00
February 2
5, 2022 - May 20, 2022

How to participate

First of all, it is very very important that you read the Syllabus. If you don't believe me, take it from Snoop Dogg.
After you have read the
syllabus (please do), you can register for the course on Moodle.

Course content

The course will be held in person and online, mostly in a synchronous format.
Each session will be live streamed on Zoom. The link is:, you can find the password on Moodle.

    • Keywords we will cover: Digital goods, innovation, intellectual property, network effects, adoption and diffusion, platforms, pricing, artificial intelligence

    • Example industry: Music

    • Dates: Feb 25, Mar 4, Mar 11, Mar 18

    • After we have established the theoretical foundations in the first three sessions, we will have six fantastic guest speakers that will discuss the challenges and opportunities of digitization from the perspective of various industries

    • Dates: Mar 25, Apr 01, Apr 08, - note the Easter break -, Apr 29, May 06, May 13

  • Classes 11-12: Presentation of class projects

    • Date: May 20 (we will have a 4 hour session, 14.15-18.00)


It's always better to ask questions in class such that everybody can learn from your question and my answer.
But you can of course also contact me via email. Here are some tips on
email etiquette.