Chapter 29 – What’s Next? Peer Production Studies?

Mathieu O'Neil, Sophie Toupin, Christian Pentzold

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This chapter re-examines the dual contribution of peer production to productive efficiency and social justice. We first interrogate each of these concepts’ potential for future research. Next, the chapter reflexively evaluates peer production as an object of study by mapping a network of peer production researchers and by considering whether a field of “peer production studies” has emerged, as well as how such a field is structured. The questions that animate this chapter are: How should we think about peer production? How are other people thinking about it? What is it good for, in analytical terms, exactly? Should peer production become a field of study?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Peer Production
EditorsMathieu O'Neil, Christian Pentzold, Sophie Toupin
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages9
EditionFirst Edition
ISBN (Print)9781119537106
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Publication series

NameHandbooks in Communication and Media


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