Prof. Dr. Gianluca Miscione

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Gianluca Miscione is tenured faculty member at the School of Business of University College Dublin. He conducted and contributed to research in Europe, Latin America, India, East Africa, and on the Internet. His research focus remained on the interplay between technologies and organizing processes with a specific interest on innovation, development, organizational change, social networks, and trust. His approach is informed by qualitative and mixed methodologies. Since 2014 a research line of his has been on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain.

Research Topics

Related Publication

Research papers:

The Bitcoin game: Ethno-resonance as method

Authors: Donncha Kavanagh, Gianluca Miscione, PJ Ennis

Organization 26.4 (2019): 517-536 …

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Conference proceedings:

Buyers of lemons: addressing buyers’ needs in the market for lemons with blockchain technology

Authors: Liudmila Zavolokina, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2019), Maui, Hawaii, 8-12 January 2019. …

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Examining Gentle Rivalry: Decision-Making in Blockchain Systems

Authors: Rafael Ziolkowski, Geetha Parangi, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2019), Maui, Hawaii, 8-13 January 2019. …

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Consensus through Blockchains: Exploring Governance across interorganizational Settings

Authors: Rafael Ziolkowski, Gianluca Miscione and Gerhard Schwabe

International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS 2018), San Francisco, USA, 12-16 December 2018. …

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More Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals:

  • Wingreen S., Ennis P., Kavanagh D., Miscione G., “Sources of
    cryptocurrency value systems: The case of Bitcoin” (forthcoming)
    International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC) (ABS:3, VHB:B,
    Impact Factor 2018: 3.439, ‘1st-ranked Electronic Commerce journal’)
  • Ziolkowski R., Miscione G., Schwabe G., (2020) “Decision Problems in Blockchain Systems: old wine in new bottles of walking in someone else shoes?”  Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS) Volume 37 Issue 2 (ABS:4*, OBRSS:2, VHB:A, FT50)
  • Zavolokina L., Miscione G., Schwabe G. (2019) “Buyers of Lemons: Addressing the Needs in Market for Lemons with Blockchain Technology” Electronic Markets journal (Impact Factor: 3.553, ABS:2, VHB:B)
  • Kavanagh D., Miscione G., (2019) “Carnival in the global village: Re-imagining information infrastructures” The Information Society (ABS:3, OBRSS:2)
  • Kavanagh D., Miscione G., Ennis P., (2018) “The Bitcoin Game: Ethno-Resonance as Method” Organization (ABS:3, OBRSS:2, VHB:B)
  • Wingreen S., Ennis P., Kavanagh D., Miscione G., “Coding Value: investigating Bitcoin values?” (conditionally accepted) International Journal of Electronic Commerce (IJEC) (ABS:3, VHB:B, Impact Factor 2018: 3.439, ‘1st-ranked Electronic Commerce journal’)

Book Chapters :

  • Miscione G., Richter C., Ziolkowski R. (2020) “Authenticating deeds / organizing society: Considerations for Blockchain-based Land Registries” in DeVries W. T. et al. “Responsible and Smart Land Management Interventions: An African Context” CRC Press (Taylor & Francis) (OBRSS:2, SENSE:B)

Conference Proceedings :

  • Ziolkowski R., Miscione G. Schwabe G., “Exploring Decentralized
    Autonomous Organizations: Towards Shared Interests and ‘Code is
    Constitution’” conditionally accepted at the International Conference
    for Information Systems 2020 (OBRSS:2, VHB:A)
  • Miscione G., et al. “Hanseatic Governance: Understanding Blockchain as Organizational Technology” International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS) 2019, Munich, Germany (OBRSS:2, VHB:A)
  • Miscione G., Kavanagh D., “A claim upon what? Cryptocurrencies as scenes”, Theme 55: Open Organizing for an Open Society? Connecting Research on Organizational Openness at the 35th European Group on Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium on “Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations” University of Edinburgh Business School, July 4–6, 2019, Edinburgh, UK (OBRSS:1)
  • Miscione G., “Tribal governance, the necessity of strategizing-as-practice”, European Group on Organization Studies (EGOS), July 3 – 6 2018, Tallinn, Estonia (OBRSS:1)
  • Miscione G., Zavolokina L., Ziolkowski R., Schwabe G. “Tribal Governance: The Business of Blockchain Authentication” Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2018, Hawaii, USA (OBRSS:1, VHB:C)
  • Kavanagh D. and Miscione G., “Infrastructures and their invisible carnivalesque”, 33rdEuropean Group on Organization Studies (EGOS) Colloquium 2017, Sub-theme: Thinking Infrastructures, Copenhagen, Denmark (OBRSS:1)

Other Outlets

Related Presentation

  • University of Zürich, Institute for Informatics Colloquium on “Blockchain as organizational technology”, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Session on “Land and freedom? Perspectives on land registries and blockchain” at the UZH Blockchain Center PhD meet-up, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Seminar on “From authentication to ‘Hanseatic governance’: Blockchain as organizational technology” Department of Management, London School of Economics, London, UK
  • Session on “Blockchain Governance” and round table on “Blockchain infrastructures and their invisible carnivalesque” at the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) workshop held at the University of Münster, Institut für Angewandte Informatik, Germany
  • Visitor of the Goteborg Research Institute (GRI), the interdisciplinary research institute of the School of Business, Economics and Law of the University of Goteborg, Sweden. Three seminars delivered:
    • “Everything you always wished to know about Bitcoin but never dared to ask” open to all Goteborg University faculties.
    • “Understanding transformations as they happen: Blockchain and cryptocurrency as ‘scenes’” as part of the GRI research programme ‘Managing Transformations’
    • “Practices of digital visibility: Wikileaks and Snowden as global whistleblowing cases” at the Management and Organization department, School of Business, Economics and Law
  • Digital monies, autopoietic or autotelic?” at the Business School of the University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • “Sealing without sealers” at the Information Management group of the University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • “Chasing ghosts: Methodological challenges in tracking globally distributed organisational forms—the case of cryptocurrencies” with Paul J. Ennis and Donncha Kavanagh at the Joint Speculative Workshop on “Connections in Action: Keeping Track of Large Social Phenomena using Relational and ‘Micro-sociological’ approaches” organized by the University of Zürich and the University of Warwick, Warwick, UK
  • “Smartcontracts and smartcities, displacing power through authentication?” at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) Maynooth University, Ireland
  • “Prospectivas y consecuencias de la progresiva desvinculación de estados y monedas” [“Prospects and consequences of decoupling states and currencies”] Erasmus Week at the University of Valencia, Spain
  • “Coding Value – The Emergence of a new Architecture” at the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab, Information Management Research Group – University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • “Blockchain Authentication – From Iron Cage to Silicon Enclosure?” Human Centred Computing, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • “BitCoin between Scylla and Charybdis: not just business, not just informatics” research seminar at the Complex and Adaptive Systems Laboratory (CASL), UCD, Dublin, Ireland
  • “Designing the Impossible” at Money Talks seminar, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • “Pulling the rug from under the Leviathan’s feet” at “Consumer data, value creation and new currencies” workshop, Consumer Society Research Centre, University of Helsinki, Finland

Related Project

  • UCD Business School research project on “Coding Value in the Digital Society”
  • Advisor of
    • the “Blockchain Car Dossier” research project (co-financed by the Swiss Federal Commission for Technology and Innovation – CTI)
    • “Blockchain consortia” with Deloitte