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Department of Informatics Information Management Research Group

Prof. Dr. Gianluca Miscione



Research associate​


Department of Informatics

University of Zurich
Binzmuehlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Email: miscione AT
Room: BIN 2.C.07

I joined the group of Management Information Systems at the School of Busines of University College Dublin in June 2012. Previously I worked as Assistant Professor in Geo-Information and Organization at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Netherlands.

I received my Ph.D. in Information Systems and Organization from the University of Trento, with a research on telemedicine in the Amazon developed also at the Sociology Department of Binghamton University New York and School of International Service of American University in Washington DC. Then, I joined the Department of Informatics of the University of Oslo, where I developed my research on information infrastructures on the global scale.

Since 2017, I am visiting researcher at the Information Management Research Group of the University of Zurich. Common interests revolve around applications and actual uses of blockchains.

Selected Publications

Gianluca Miscione, Rafael Ziolkowski, Liudmila Zavolokina, Gerhard Schwabe, Tribal Governance: The Business of Blockchain Authentication, In: 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2018), Hawaii, USA, 2018. (Conference or Workshop Paper published in Proceedings)


Daniela Landert and Gianluca Miscione (2017) 'Narrating the Stories of Leaked Data: The Changing Role of Journalists after WikiLeaks and Snowden'.Discourse, Context and Media
Gianluca Miscione (2016) 'Myth, Management of the Unknown'. Culture and Organisation, 22 (1):67-87

Miscione, G;Kavanagh, D. (2015) Bitcoin and the Blockchain: A coup d'état through Digital Heterotopia? . In: Pierides, D; Cameron A; Harvie, D; Lightfoot, G; Lilley, S; Millo, Y; Weir, K eds. Critical Management Studies Conference. Stream 4: Finance and its Alternatives: Probability, Practice and Education Leicester, , 08-JUL-15 - 11-JUL-15 , pp.1-25
Keenan, Peter; Miscione, Gianluca; Berger, Andrea; (2015) A Postcode not for Post Twenty-first Americas Conference on Information Systems, Puerto Rico, 2015 Puerto Rico, , 13-AUG-15 - 15-AUG-15
Hayes N., Miscione G., Silva L. and Westrup C. (2013) 'Theorising Development and Technological Change'. Journal of Information Systems.

Miscione G. (2012) 'Making sustainable open source software infrastructures by federating and learning in the global context' In: Miscione G (eds). Free and Open Source Software Technology for Sustainable Development. New York: United Nation University Press
Roy, P., Martínez, A. J., Miscione, G., Zuidgeest, M. H. P., & van Maarseveen, M. F. A. M. (2012) 'Using Social Network Analysis to profile people based on their e-communication and travel balance'. Journal of Transport Geography
De Paoli, S., Miscione, G. (2011) 'Relationality in geoIT software development: How data structures and organization perform together'.Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 35 (2):173-182

Miscione, G. and Vandenbroucke, D. (2011) 'SDI in North and South: A Full Circle Yet?' In Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context: North and South. London New York: Taylor & Francis. , pp.221-232
DeVries W. and Miscione G. (2010) 'Relationality in Geo-Information Value. Price as Product of Socio-technical Networks'. International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructure Research, 5 :77-95

Verplanke J.J., Martínez J.A., Miscione G., Georgiadou Y., Coleman D., Abdishakur A.H. (2010) 'Citizen Surveillance of the State : a Mirror for eGovernment' In: Verplanke J.J., Martínez J.A., Miscione G., Georgiadou Y., Coleman D., Abdishakur A.H (eds). What kind of information society : governance, virtuality, surveillance, sustainability, resilience. Boston: Springer. , pp.185-201
Morawczynski O. and Miscione G. (2008) 'Examining Trust in Mobile Banking Transactions : the Case of M-PESA in Kenya' In: Morawczynski O. and Miscione G (eds). Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy. Boston: Springer.
Miscione, G. (2007) 'Telemedicine in the upper Amazon: Interplay with local health care practices'. Mis Quarterly, 31 (2):403-425