CREATe Fellows

CREATe Economics Fellows

Honorary Fellows whose main contributions are to extend CREATe's capacity in the areas of Cultural and Innovation Economics and in the Economics of Copyright and Media Industries.
Bournemouth University
Prof Ruth Towse
Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM)

Queen Mary University of London
Dr Georg von Graevenitz
School of Business and Management

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Prof Paul Heald
College of Law

University of Amsterdam
Dr Joost Poort
University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law


Associated Projects

Associated Projects are projects that potentially make a transformative contribution to CREATe's central themes. They have been adopted under a formal procedure. Investigators and researchers on these projects have full access to CREATe's activities and events.

cambridge-cardiffAppraising Potential Legal Responses to Threats to the Production of News in the Digital Environment

Investigators

Research Associates

Details

Speaking to Cardiff University's web site, Professor Hargreaves said, "This exciting research will appraise the potential legal responses to the threats facing news production in the digital environment, as such our project will address three dimensions.

"Firstly we will explore and map the range of business models being utilised such as advertising, freemium, metred, public funding and citizen journalism. Secondly we will consider the methods of assessing these changes not just on the economy but on the society and the impact of these shifts on the 'quality' of journalism and the level of access enjoyed by different sections of the public to news, analysis and debate.

"Finally we will consider what useful role policy-makers play in this field. If concerns over the quality of journalism are real, they go to the heart of a well-functioning democratic system."

The research, funded under the AHRC's Copyright Satellites scheme runs from January 2014 for 24 months and will produce articles and deliver workshops based upon findings during that time concluding with a conference in 2016.

More details are available from the University of Cambridge CIPIL website.


bournemouth-birkbeckHistorical Analysis of the Role of Copyright in Music Publishing

Investigators

Details

This project, which runs from 1st January 2014 for two years, is also part of the AHRC Copyright Satellites scheme. The research focuses on the ways in which the music publishing industry has adapted to successive technological and institutional changes, especially to copyright law, by adopting different legal, economic, infrastructural and marketing strategies. The project will analyse the historical and economic factors that explain the adaptability of this sector and the extent to which they can be used in order to understand the future of creative industries in the digital age.


glasgow-bournemouthValuing the Public Domain

Investigators

Details

This knowledge exchange scheme brings together academics (from the disciplines of law, media & communication studies, management and economics), policy makers from the Intellectual Property Office (an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and media businesses (in particular transmedia SMEs) to generate and disseminate new knowledge about the use of public domain works.

The high level aims of the scheme are to contribute to a better understanding of both direct and indirect value creation for UK firms and the wider economy, and thus lead to - better policy making, and more effective use of public domain materials by UK media companies.

The project is funded by the ESRC. It commenced in September 2013 and runs for one year.


leeds-esrcCommunicating Copyright: An Exploration of Copyright Discourses in the Digital Age

Investigators

Details

Illegal downloading among ordinary media consumers has cast copyright as a central component of contemporary conversations about and activities around the creative industries. This ESRC-funded project, which ran from June 2011 for 18 months, considered modern copyright debates as involving a range of implicit and explicit justifications communicated by government, industry, artists and users. The research illustrated how discourse plays a strategic role in promoting the interests of particular social groups and how justifications frequently draw on more general principles that transcend specific interests and extend the scope for contestation about the role and nature of copyright in the digital age.

More details about the project are available from the corresponding ESRC website.


city-sussex-glasgow-esrcBuilding Better Business Models

Grant Reference: EP/K039695/1

Duration: 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2016

Investigators

Details

This research project is exploring how firms are applying and engaging with new digital technologies to become more efficient, profitable and dynamic. While there is considerable understanding about how digital technologies allow firms to create value, there is much less understanding of how firms can use digital economy to sense what consumers and society needs and monetize that value and turn it into financial returns for investors, entrepreneurs and shareholders. By exploring how digital technology is transforming the three elements that make up a business model - how firms understand customers' needs, how they create value for customers, and how they capture and monetize this value - this project will generate new understanding about how digital technology can be commercialised more effectively. This knowledge will help firms in the UK generate more jobs, more economic growth and improved services to firms and the general public.

The University of Glasgow investigators are in particular contributing to this empirical project by conducting research on cultural and creative industry sectors that use digital technology in products or services and have created innovative business models in response to the digital question. The team is currently creating a bank of case studies capturing the key essence of business models of exemplar firms in areas such as book publishing, broadcasting, music publishing, videogames, 3D printing, etc. A project microsite (with research results from Glasgow investigators) will be launched shortly.


endow partnersEnDOW (“Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance”)

Investigators

Researchers

  • Aura Bertoni, Bocconi University (ASK)
  • Giacomo Tagiuri, Bocconi University (ASK)
  • Laura Zoboli, Bocconi University (ASK)
  • Maarten Zeinstra, External Advisor (Kennisland)
  • Margherita Bordignon, Bocconi University (ASK)
  • Matej Gera, Bournemouth University (CIPPM)
  • Simone Schroff, University of Amsterdam (IViR)
  • Professor Ronan Deazley, Queen's University Belfast
  • Details

    EnDOW (“Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance”) is a Heritage Plus funded project led by Professor Maurizio Borghi at Bournemouth University. The three-year study (2015-2018) brings together a diverse research team from law, sociology, cultural heritage, communication, and computer science to address the challenge of diligent search for copyright clearance in cultural heritage institutions (CHIs). The project is developing a crowdsourcing solution to diligent search for use by CHIs and other organisations. For more information about the EnDOW platform and research, visit the project page at http://diligentsearch.eu



    Associated Researchers

    Researchers can apply to become associated with the CREATe hub. The application should offer specific CREATe relevant potential outputs. Associate Researchers receive access to CREATe's activities and events.
    Bournemouth University
    Dr Marcella Favale (Bournemouth)
    Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM)
    Dr Dinusha Mendis
    Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM)

    University of New South Wales
    Prof Graham Greenleaf
    Faculty of Law

    University of Sussex
    Dr Andres Guadamuz
    Sussex Law School

    University of Edinburgh
    Ms Evgenia Kanellopoulou
    School of Law
    Mr Jesus Niebla
    School of Law

    London School of Economics and Political Science

    University of East Anglia
    Dr Melanie Parravano
    Norwich Medical School

    Lancaster University
    Dr Steven Watson
    School of Pharmacy