Category Archives: Technology

Technology and Capitalism

Evgeny Morozov is a well known researcher and writer, who has produced a number of interesting insights on the interaction between technology and capitalism. You may or may not agree with him, but he is always an interesting and engaging … Continue reading

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Solutions looking for problems

One of the most interesting conundrums emerging from technological innovation is the problem of solutions looking for problems: somebody develops a new and interesting piece of technology, and only then do they look for applications of that technology. It’s a … Continue reading

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Avoiding adverts on social media

I have recently published a paper on the Journal of Customer Behaviour about the reasons why people may avoid adverts on social media. It was co-authored with Caroline Moraes, Nina Michaelidou and Michelle McGrath. Our research question revolved around what can … Continue reading

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Transparency and technology: blockchain

Here is an interesting article on the potential usages and advantages of employing blockchain to manage supply chains. It’s an interesting piece, and deserves reading. I like the fact that the author clearly identifies a number of instances in which … Continue reading

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Blockchain, and the construction of a (new) economy

Harvard Business Review has an article by Joichi Ito, Neha Narula and Robleh Ali about the potential of the Blockchain in reconfigure modern economies, provocatively titled The Blockchain Will Do to the Financial System What the Internet Did to Media. Leaving aside … Continue reading

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