Book chapters co-authored by Yonca Aslanbay

Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation.jpg“The Crowdfunding Market, Models, Platforms, and Projects” andThe Crowdfunding Communities and the Value of Identification for Sustainability of Co-Creation” co-authored by Yonca Aslanbay is published within Crowdfunding for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation, edited by Walter Vassallo.

The abstracts of book chapters are as follows:

Chapter 6 (M. Demiray, Ş.Burnaz, Y.Aslanbay)

The Crowdfunding Market, Models, Platforms, and Projects

The changing structure and intensity of competition on one hand, the ongoing pressure on creating differentiated offerings lead to seek out new ways to improve technology as well as new ways to perform business. Technological developments enable market participants or other interest parties to engage in the process of both innovation and production, resulting with an online social network market model of co-creation. This chapter focuses on describing different aspects of recently developing crowdfunding market models where new projects are offered and funded by large number of individuals from general public. The current extent and dynamics of the growing crowdfunding market, various models of crowdfunding, crowdfunding platforms and the projects that are crowdfunded are analyzed through the chapter by giving examples and comparative comments. The analysis of the market is concluded by the foreseen future trends.

Chapter 9 (M. Demiray, Y.Aslanbay)

The Crowdfunding Communities and the Value of Identification for Sustainability of Co-Creation

For a sustainable future, the actors of the market need a change in spirit that will elevate the life-chances of people by being an “empowered part” of the economic system. A participative, open knowledge economic and market system that will ensure the material well-being, the social visibility, the happiness and the consciousness of the individual is essential. Crowdfunding, as a recent online social community network market model is to be a new socio-technical system of co-creation through self “making and funding”. The aim of this study is to discuss the role of identification in co-creation for sustainability of newly rising crowdfunding communities. In line with this objective, the following two aspects are clarified: the key characteristics of crowdfunding platforms as online communities and the role of identification for co-creation in online crowdfunding communities.


CfP: NeoLiberalism and Media of Journal of Media Critiques

o-MEDIA-facebook.jpgInterrogating the role of knowledge, methods and practices of communication and media in the formation, reproduction, and reflection of neoliberal modes, this issue will look at the ways in which intervening in bodies of communication and media knowledge offer pathways for structural transformation. By the order of neoliberalism since the 1980s, many media and communication scholars have redirected their criticisms from capitalism to neoliberalism. Therefore; mapping the legacies and meanings of the terms liberalism and neoliberalism and revealing the complexity and specifity of what neoliberalism is today, indicate the necessity of prospecting.

Journal of Media Critiques is expecting critical papers from different perspectives, as indicated above neoliberalism context based on the media, communication and information theme. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

* *Hegemony of Pluralism in Media and Cultural Studies*

* *Determinism or Functionalism in Media and Technology*

* *Marginalization of Media and Communication Studies*

* *Neoliberalism and Media, Communication Studies*

* *Neoliberalism as a Replacement of Capitalism*

* *Media and Cultural Industries as Neoliberal Markets*

* *Commercialization of Culture in Media*

* *Democratic Populism in Media*

* *Globalized Media vs. Localized Culture*

* *Conservative Media and Conservative Governments*

* *The Transformation of Ideology*

* *NeoLiberalism and Internet of Things (IoT)*

* *Big Data Issue in a NeoLiberal Space*

Please register international online journal, Journal of Media Critiques for uploading your completed paper by *August 25, 2016*.

CFP: Special issue on the psychology of cyber crime

cybercrime-100534917-primary.idge.jpgCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is organizing a special issue dedicated to the psychological aspects of cybercrime. Submissions considering all types of cybercrime are welcome, and, where relevant, content examining related areas with a focus on cybercrime may also be considered (for example, aspects of security and privacy online). High-quality original articles and review articles on the following topics (though other topics will be considered) will be considered:

  • Psychological impact of cybercrime on victims, society, law enforcement personnel, and other relevant actors
  • Psychological profiling of cybercrime offenders
  • Evaluation of cybercrime reduction techniques
  • Information security behaviors
  • Psychological aspects of cybercrime investigation
  • Punishment options in cybercriminal cases
  • Moral and ethical aspects of cybercrime
  • Application of psychological theories of crime to cybercrime

The deadline for manuscript submission is November 1, 2016.

Please submit your papers online to the web-based manuscript submission and peer-review system here.