Mathieu-Claude Chaboud defends his Ph.D. dissertation this Friday.
His Ph.D. Dissertation is entitled “Softlifters of the World, Unite! Online Community Construction as a Collective Entrepreneurial Process“.
oral defense will be held Friday, January 10th, 2014, 10 am, in Room 371 (Building A).
The Defense Committee is composed of:
- David Courpasson (Principal Advisor, EMLYON Business School),
- Ignasi Martí (Chair, EMLYON Business School),
- Ryad Titah (External Examiner, HEC Montréal, Canada),
- Eero Vaara (External Examiner, Hanken School of Economics, Finland)”.
This dissertation presents a collection of three essays exploring online community interactions and actors related to audio software piracy, doing so this qualitative study aims at uncovering the dynamics and mechanisms of community building, boundaries and maintenance. This setting, composed entirely of systematically archived asynchronous conversations happening on the Internet, is ideally suited to study community formation and evolution just as actors themselves experience them. From an ethnographic description of software piracy as a social phenomenon and of the underlying industry/users relationship, this research project proposes a vision and redefinition of communities as collective entrepreneurial processes.