Three new articles on apps economics and Facebook

Projects I have been working on over the last three years with different research groups and co-authors are all coming out as we speak. Here is a trio of papers with some brief notes about where they fit into my research agendas.

1. Rietveld, Joost., Joe Ploog & David B. Nieborg. 2020. The coevolution of platform dominance and governance strategies: Effects on complementor performance outcomes. Academy of Management: Discovery. doi:10.5465/amd.2019.0064

We worked on this article over three years and it is my first publication outside of “my” field (of media and communication studies) in a management journal. You may find this interesting if you’re researching the economics of platform companies such as Kickstarter, Steam, and the iOS App Store. We focused specifically on how platform governance strategies impact “complementors” (professional developers who join the platform). You can download the SSRN pre-print PDF paper here.

2. Nieborg, David B., Chris J. Young & Daniel Joseph. 2020. App Imperialism: The Political Economy of the Canadian App Store. Social Media + Society. 6(2): 1-11. doi: 10.1177/2056305120933293

This is the second paper with our Toronto-based group working on app (store) economics. Here’s more on the first paper, which is more policy oriented. Both take a financial deep dive into the Canadian iOS App Store. The journal is open access so you can download the paper here.

3. Karppi, Tero & David B. Nieborg. 2020. Facebook Confessions. Corporate Abdication and Silicon Valley Dystopianism. New Media & Society. doi: 10.1177/1461444820933549

This paper is slightly different from my recent work and digs into the confessionals of corporate execs leaving Facebook. It’s sort of a spirtual successor to our 2009 article (Wikinomics and Its Discontents: A Critical Analysis of Web 2.0 Business Manifestos), also for New Media & Society.. The new paper is with my colleague Tero Karppi from University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus. The PDF of our paper can be downloaded here.

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