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From authentication to ‘Hanseatic governance’: Blockchain as organizational technology


Miscione, Gianluca; Goerke, Tobias; Klein, Stefan; Schwabe, Gerhard; Ziolkowski, Rafael (2019). From authentication to ‘Hanseatic governance’: Blockchain as organizational technology. In: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) seminar series organized by the Department of Management, London, 15 January 2019 - 15 January 2019.

Abstract

Blockchain technology provides a distributed ledger and is based on a logic of peer to peer authentication. It gained prominence with the rise of cryptocurrencies but provides a much broader field of possible application, including – but not limited to – land and other registries, global trade systems. While it has been originally closely linked to a libertarian, anarchic agenda, recent developments of commercial applications have illustrated that it can been dissociated from a particular ideological framing. The purpose of our paper is to identify and classify core properties of blockchain as an organizational technology and related modes of blockchain governance. We do this by looking at a number of case studies which highlight a number of governance design issues as well as unintended effects of the technology and related design choices. We are exploring the linkages between blockchain application properties and related design options and choices.

Abstract

Blockchain technology provides a distributed ledger and is based on a logic of peer to peer authentication. It gained prominence with the rise of cryptocurrencies but provides a much broader field of possible application, including – but not limited to – land and other registries, global trade systems. While it has been originally closely linked to a libertarian, anarchic agenda, recent developments of commercial applications have illustrated that it can been dissociated from a particular ideological framing. The purpose of our paper is to identify and classify core properties of blockchain as an organizational technology and related modes of blockchain governance. We do this by looking at a number of case studies which highlight a number of governance design issues as well as unintended effects of the technology and related design choices. We are exploring the linkages between blockchain application properties and related design options and choices.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:15 January 2019
Deposited On:05 Dec 2019 09:48
Last Modified:09 Sep 2020 16:59
Publisher:University College Dublin Library
OA Status:Green
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:18850

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