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From Entrepreneurship to Rentiership? The Changing Dynamics of Innovation in Technoscientific Capitalism

From Entrepreneurship to Rentiership? The Changing Dynamics of Innovation in Technoscientific Capitalism

Book cover: Assetization - Turning Things into Assets in Technoscientific Capitalism

Principal Investigator: Kean Birch.

Funding: SSHRC Insight Grant.

Term: 2018-2023.

This project examines the extent, manifestation, and policy implications of ‘rentiership’ in contemporary, technoscientific capitalism. Rentiership is defined as the capture of value from the ownership and/or control of assets, rather than the production of new goods and services. It involves fieldwork on the following sectors in different countries: social media (San Francisco, USA); biotech (South East England, UK); and artificial intelligence (Toronto, Canada).

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