Digital Economy

Theme Description

Digital technology is transforming how economies and societies function. The ‘Information Society’, the ‘Knowledge Society’, the ‘Networked Society’, the ‘Third ICT Platform’, the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, and the ‘Internet of Everything’ are just some of the terms we use to refer to social structures and activities that, to a greater or lesser extent, are organized around digital information networks that connect people, processes, things, data and social networks.

The Digital Economy theme focuses on how information and communication technologies (ICTs) affects the economy and society. Our current research programme focuses on three areas:

  • 1. Digital LifeHow do citizens use digital technologies? How is it changing their behaviour? What is the effect on their decisions and lives?
  • 2. Digital TownsWhat is a digital town? How can we measure digital town maturity? What is the impact of digitalisation on social and economic life of a town?
  • 3. Digital Entrepreneurs What and how do digital technologies transform entrepreneurship in the developmental process and in terms of outcomes? What interventions can help digital entrepreneurs and firms accelerate growth?


  • Ging D; Lynn T.; and Rosati P. (2019) ‘Neologising misogyny: Urban Dictionary’s folksonomies of sexual abuse’. New Media and Society
  • Lynn, T., Endo, P., Rosati, P., Silva, I, Leoni, G. and Ging, D. (2019) ‘Data set for automatic detection of online misogynistic speech’. Data In Brief
  • Gourinovitch, A., Rosati, P., Barroso, L. and Lynn, T. (2019) Predicting Electronic Word of Mouth: Evidence from the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election ICORIA 2019 Krems, Austria
  • Bezerra, A., Alves, G., Silva, I., Rosati, P., Endo, P.T. and Lynn, T. (2019) A Preliminary Exploration of Uber Data as an Indicator of Urban Liveability IEEE Cyber Science 2019 Conference Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M.; Rosati, P.; Lynn, T. (2018) ‘Twitter and the Irish Language #Gaeilge – Agents and Activities: Exploring a dataset of micro-implementers in Social Media’. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
  • Lynn, T., Rosati, P. and Endo, P. (2018) Towards the Intelligent Internet of Everything: Observations on Multi-disciplinary Challenges in Intelligent Systems Research Coloquio Doctorados: Tecnología, Ciencia y Cultura: una visión global
  • Costello, E., Brown, M., Nair, B., Nic Giolla Mhichíl, M., Zhang, J. and Lynn, T. (2017) #MOOC Friends and Followers: An Analysis of Twitter Hashtag Networks 5th European MOOCs Stakeholders Summit (eMOOCs 2017)
  • Rosati, P., Nair, B., and Lynn, T. (2017) Corporate Socio-Political Involvement: Evidence from #Brexit 20th Annual Irish Academy of Management Conference 2017
  • Lynn, T., Rosati, P., Quinn, M. and Murphy, B. (2017) Brexit: The Role of Accounting Firms in the Brexit Discourse on Twitter 11th European Network for Research in Organisational & Accounting Change (ENROAC) Italy
  • Lynn, T., Rosati, P., and Mac an Bhaird, C. (2017) Harness the Crowd: An Exploration of the #Crowdfunding Community on Twitter ISBE 2017
  • Costello, E., Brown, M.,Nair, B., Nic Ghiolla Micil, M., Lynn, T. (2016) Towards a Research Agenda of MOOCs in Twitter through Analysis of a Large Dataset ALT Annual Conference 2016 United Kingdom
  • Curran D., Lynn T. and O’Gorman C. (2016) ‘The Role of Personal Factors in the Location Decision of Software Services Start-up Firms’. European Planning Studies, 24 (3):551-567
  • Mac an Bhaird C., Lynn T. (2015) ‘Seeding the cloud: financial bootstrapping in the computer software sector’. Venture Capital, 17 (1-2):151-170
  • Siapera E., Hunt G., Lynn T. (2015) ‘#GazaUnderAttack: Twitter, Palestine and diffused war’. Information Communication and Society, 18 (11):1297-1319