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News from the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society

NCIS Research Has Strong Impact

A new report published by BI Norwegian Business School shows the impact of the research done at the Nordic Centre for lnternet and Society. Authors: Laila Fremme and Christoph Lutz

The report Societal Impact of Research BI Norwegian Business School 2012-2020 was recently published (see linked BI's news piece on the report and the report in full). The report shows that the Department of Communication and Culture had the second largest number of publications during the period 2012-2020 and the highest number of mentions per publication during this period. Many achievements from researchers at the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society are mentioned.

First, Alexander Buhmann’s membership in the expert panel of artificial intelligence at the Royal Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) was highlighted as an activity with significant societal impact.

Moreover, on the top 3 list of publications in policy documents is the article 'Digital inequalities in the age of artificial intelligence and big data' by Christoph Lutz, published in Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies in 2019 (see here for the article).

Next, the article 'Transparency you can trust: Transparency requirements for artificial intelligence between legal norms and contextual concerns' by Christoph Lutz, and in co-authorship with Heike Felzmann (NUI Galway), Eduard Fosch-Villaronga (Leiden University) and Aurelia Tamò-Larrieux (University of St. Gallen), is on the top 3 publications on Twitter. The paper was published open access in Big Data & Society in 2019 and can be found here. Third on the list is 'Digitial inequalities in the age of artificial intelligence and big data' by Christoph Lutz (see above).

Four current memberships of academic societies, committees and journal editorships are mentioned. First, Alexander Buhmann is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Strategic Communication and is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC). Second, Christoph Lutz is a member of the editorial board of Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies and Human-Machine Communication. Third, Sut I Wong sits on the editorial board of Human Resource Management Review. And finally, Suzanne Van Gils is the co-editor of the quantitative leadership section and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business Ethics.

Within the most cited publications in the Department of Communication and Culture, the article 'What’s mine if yours (for a nominal fee) – Exploring the spectrum of utilitarian to altruistic motived for internet-mediated sharing' by Eliane Bucher, Christian Fieseler, and Christoph Lutz - published in Computers in Human Behavior in 2016 - is on first place with 128 citations (see here for the article). Third on the list, with 93 citations, comes the article 'Consumer segmentation within the sharing economy: The case of Airbnb' by Christoph Lutz and Gemma Newlands, published in the Journal and Business Research in 2018 (see here for the article).

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