Department of Digitalization

Associate professor

Room: HOW/60-4.14

Attila Marton studies phenomena at the confluence of sociology and information management, and the digitalization of core social phenomena. In particular, he is interested in digital memory studies and the question how we will remember and forget the past in the future as digital technologies are becoming collective memory technologies just as much as information technologies. By the same token, he is exploring the digitalization and platforming of sharing practices and of the sharing society into what is referred to as the sharing economy. Thus conceived, his research enhances our understanding of a variety of issues ranging from context-specific to rather abstract domains and questions, such as the quasi-public construction of biographies on social network sites or the politics of network information infrastructures with respect to knowledge creation, mediation and organization.

Primary research areas
  • Sociology of Digital Knowledge
  • Digital Social Memory
  • Digital Labour and Automation
  • Sharing Economy
  • Social Systems Theory
Administrative tasks

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Advanced Strategic Information Management
  • A Digital Battlefield
  • Communication and Knowledge Management
  • Information Organization in Practice
  • CBS Executive Summerschool

Lateral thinkers and intellectual entrepreneurs

  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Digital Memory Studies and Digital Forgetting
  • Sharing Economy
  • Information Organization
  • Social Study of ICT
  • Qualtitative Research Methodology
Other teaching activities

Selected publications
  • Jannis Kallinikos; Aleksi Aaltonen; Attila Marton / The Ambivalent Ontology of Digital Artifacts
    In: M I S Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 2, 6.2013, p. 357-370
    Journal article
  • Jannis Kallinikos; Hans Hasselbladh; Attila Marton / Governing Social Practice : Technology and Institutional Change.
    In: Theory and Society, Vol. 42, No. 4, 7.2013, p. 395-421
    Journal article
  • Marton A. (2009) Self-Referential Technology and the Growth of Information. From Techniques to Technology to the Technology of Technology. Soziale Systeme 15(1): pp.137-159.
Publications sorted by:
Hamid Ekbia; Attila Marton / Dividing Labour Between Humans and Machines : Heteromation as a New Mode of Organizing Work.
In: Proceedings of the 8th Organizations, Artifacts & Practices (OAP) Workshops: New Ways of Working (NWW): Rematerializing Organizations in the Digital Age. Amsterdam : Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2018, p. 87-89
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Attila Marton; Hamid R. Ekbia; Lars-Dominik Gruss / New Division of Labour : Of Humans, Machines and Platforms.
Paper presented at The 34th EGOS Colloquium 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
Nicola Ens; Attila Marton / (Re)Constructing Disorder : A Dynamic View on Effortful Ambiguity.
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
Ioanna Constantiou; Attila Marton; Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen / Digitization and the New Dimensions of Competition : The Case of Digital Platforms in the Sharing Economy.
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
Ioanna Constantiou; Attila Marton; Virpi Kristiina Tuunainen / Four Models of Sharing Economy Platforms
In: M I S Quarterly Executive, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2017, p. 231-251
Journal article > peer review
Attila Marton; Ioanna Constantiou; Georgios Lagoudakos / Openness and Legitimacy Building in the Sharing Economy : An Exploratory Case Study about CouchSurfing.
In: Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017Honolulu : Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017
Article in proceedings > peer review
Attila Marton; Jannis Kallinikos / When Forgetting Becomes Digital : Social Memory in the Age of Digital Reproduction .
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
Attila Marton; Jose-Carlos Mariategui / De/Contextualizing Information : The Digitization of Video Editing Practices at the BBC.
In: Information Society, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2015, p. 106-120
Journal article > peer review
Attila Marton / Digital Forgetting And The Future of The Past : Dis-Membering Social Memory Into Bits And Bytes.
In: [Abstract Booklet for] The workshop 'Digital Memory' Ispra 16th and 17th January 2014. ed. /Angela Pereira; Alessia Ghezzi; Estefania Moreno. Belgien : European Commission 2015, p. 26-27 (JCR Science for Policy Report, No. EUR 26446 EN)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Attila Marton; Ioanna Constantiou; Antonela Thoma / Sharing Economy : Moving Beyond Economic Institutions?.
Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, 2015
Paper > peer review
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