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Gianluigi Viscusi

Associate Professor

My research interests include e-Government, information systems strategy and planning, information value, Science and Technology Studies (STS), business model innovation, collective intelligence, and crowdsourcing.

My research

My research investigates the connection between innovation, value creation, and information systems.

In particular, I am interested in the constitutive emergence of collective forms of organizing and discursive practices in the digitalization of business and society and their implications, especially for two domains: the public sector and media industries.

Focus is on the following research streams on the impact of digital innovation on business and society:

  • Crowd-driven innovation, investigating how collective intelligence and crowd-related technologies affect societal and organizational dynamics.
  • Data-driven business models and valuation with a focus on production and sharing in data spaces.
  • Digital governance, especially considering the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the public sector.
  • Digital transformation of creative industries with a focus on the music industry.
  • Maintenance with a focus on time trajectories and associations in house museums.
  • Valuation and co-creation in science and technology innovation, focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

Project: Emerging technology in the media - the case of Generative AI

March 4, 2024:

Official start of the project “Emerging Technology in the Media" at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum, Germany.

The project explores the media coverage of generative AI in three different countries and three different languages to identify dominant representations and negotiation mechanisms as well as the changing role of newsrooms.

The working group

Led by Heidi Gautschi (Haute école pédagogique Vaud, Switzerland) and includes Gianluigi Viscusi (Linköping University), Riccardo Bonazzi (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland - HES-SO), Michelle Manafy (Digital Content Next, New York, NY), and Chiara Rubessi (ISIA Design Florence, Italy). The working group will come together on three occasions at CAIS: 
March 4-6, June 10-12 and September 4-6, 2024.

Publications and articles



Riccardo Bonazzi, Gianluigi Viscusi, Adriano Solidoro (2024) Crowd mining as a strategic resource for innovation seekers Technovation, Vol. 132, Article 102969 Continue to DOI
Sophie Nyborg, Maja Horst, Cian O’Donovan, Gunter Bombaerts, Meiken Hansen, Makoto Takahashi, Gianluigi Viscusi, Bozena Ryszawska (2024) University Campus Living Labs: Unpacking Multiple Dimensions of an Emerging Phenomenon Science & Technology Studies, Vol. 37, p. 60-81 Continue to DOI


Gianluigi Viscusi (2023) Foreword Crowdfunding in HigherEducation Institutions: Theory and Best Practices, p. XXII-180 Continue to DOI
Riccardo Bonazzi, Heidi Gautschi, Gianluigi Viscusi (2023) Discussing blockchain applications in TED Talks: A fashion wave approach to understanding the blockchain phenomenon PLOS ONE, Vol. 18, Article e0289025 Continue to DOI
Diana Adela Martin, Gunter Bombaerts, Maja Horst, Kyriaki Papageorgiou, Gianluigi Viscusi (2023) Pedagogical Orientations and Evolving Responsibilities of Technological Universities: A Literature Review of the History of Engineering Education Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 29, Article 40 Continue to DOI

External publications

Publications and articles by Gianluigi Viscusi

Link to external publications