Vili Lehdonvirta

University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Research Fellow

1 St. Giles

University of Oxford

Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3JS

United Kingdom

http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

31

DOWNLOADS
Rank 5,556

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 5,556

in Total Papers Downloads

7,426

CITATIONS
Rank 24,013

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 24,013

in Total Papers Citations

11

Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Game Design as Marketing: How Game Mechanics Create Demand for Virtual Goods

International Journal of Business Science & Applied Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 14-29, 2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 Aug 2009
Juho Hamari and Vili Lehdonvirta
School of Information Science, University of Tampere and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 2,138 (6,200)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

online games, social networking, virtual world, virtual goods, business model, sustainability, captology

2.

Virtual Economics: Applying Economics to the Study of Game Worlds

Proceedings of the 2005 Conference on Future Play (Future Play 2005), Lansing, MI, October 13-15, 2005
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 27 Jun 2010
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 913 (23,959)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

virtual economy, virtual currency, virtual goods, virtual world, MMO, MMORPG

3.

Real-Money Trade of Virtual Assets: New Strategies for Virtual World Operators

VIRTUAL WORLDS, Ipe, Mary, ed., pp. 113-137, Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India, 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 04 Mar 2009
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 696 (34,932)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

4.

Real-Money Trade of Virtual Assets: Ten Different User Perceptions

Proceedings of Digital Arts and Culture (DAC 2005), IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 52-58, December 1-3, 2005
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 06 Mar 2009
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 645 (38,751)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

5.

A History of the Digitalization of Consumer Culture: From Amazon Through Pirate Bay to Farmville

In: J. Denegri-Knott and M. Molesworth (eds), Digital Virtual Consumption. New York: Routledge, pp. 11-28. 2012
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 29 Jan 2015
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 550 (47,683)

Abstract:

Loading...

Flexibility in the Gig Economy: Managing Time on Three Online Piecework Platforms

New Technology, Work and Employment, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Jan 2018
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 410 (68,202)

Abstract:

Loading...

Microwork, Flexible Scheduling, Flextime, Non-Standard Work, Crowd Employment, Crowdsourcing, ICTs, Sociomateriality, Labour Process

Flexibility in the Gig Economy: Managing Time on Three Online Piecework Platforms

New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 33, Issue 1, pp. 13-29, 2018
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 13 Mar 2018
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 1 (661,006)
  • Add to Cart

Abstract:

Loading...

flexible scheduling, work‐life balance, labour process, non‐standard work, gig work, microwork, social media, sociomateriality

7.

Virtual Consumption

Turku School of Economics, No. A-11, 2009
Posted: 27 Jun 2010
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 356 (80,935)

Abstract:

Loading...

consumer behaviour, online communities, cross-cultural study, electronic commerce, dematerialisation of consumption, ethics of consumption

8.

Virtual Item Sales as a Revenue Model: Identifying Attributes that Drive Purchase Decisions

Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 97-113, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2010
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 323 (90,466)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

consumer behavior, online communities, business model, purchase drivers, virtual consumption, RMT

9.

Mine the Gap: Bitcoin and the Maintenance of Trustlessness

New Media & Society, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Aug 2018
Gili Vidan and Vili Lehdonvirta
Harvard University - Department of the History of Science and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 294 (100,198)

Abstract:

Loading...

Algorithmic Regulation, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Critical Code Studies, Distributed Ledger Technology, Peer Production, Blockchain

10.

Virtual Consumerism: Case Habbo Hotel

Information, Communication & Society, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 1059-1079, 2009
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Jun 2010
Vili Lehdonvirta, Terhi-Anna Wilska and Mikael Johnson
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, University of Turku - Turku School of Economics and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Downloads 217 (136,801)

Abstract:

Loading...

virtual property, consumer behaviour, commodification, global culture industry, massively-multiplayer online game (MMO), real-money trading (RMT)

Workers of the Internet Unite? Online Freelancer Organisation Among Remote Gig Economy Workers in Six Asian and African Countries

Wood A.J, Lehdonvirta V and Graham M (2018) Workers of the Internet unite? Online freelancer organisation among remote gig economy workers in six Asian and African countries. New Technology, Work and Employment 33(2):95-112.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 Jul 2018
Alex Wood, Vili Lehdonvirta and Mark Graham
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 185 (158,610)

Abstract:

Loading...

freelance, gig economy, collective action, collective organisation, union, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, digital labour

Workers of the Internet Unite? Online Freelancer Organisation Among Remote Gig Economy Workers in Six Asian and African Countries

New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 95-112, 2018
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 13 Jul 2018
Alex Wood, Vili Lehdonvirta and Mark Graham
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 1 (661,006)
  • Add to Cart

Abstract:

Loading...

freelance, gig economy, collective action, collective organisation, union, Southeast Asia, Sub‐Saharan Africa, digital labour

12.

Online Labour Index: Measuring the Online Gig Economy for Policy and Research

Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 Sep 2018
Otto Kässi and Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 104 (251,443)

Abstract:

Loading...

online freelancing, online labour markets, online gig economy, measurement, statistics, measurement of vacancies, web data collection

13.

European Union Data Protection Directive: Adequacy of Data Protection in Singapore

Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 511-546, 2004
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Dec 2006
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 93 (270,733)
Citation 1
  • Add to Cart

Abstract:

Loading...

14.

ICTs and the Urban-Rural Divide: Can Online Labour Platforms Bridge the Gap?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Nov 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2019
Fabian Braesemann, Vili Lehdonvirta and Otto Kässi
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 57 (356,126)

Abstract:

Loading...

Platform Economy, Online Labour Markets, Internet Effects on Regional Development, Rural Employment, Urban-Rural Divide, Labour Mobility, Spatial Inequality

15.

Good Gig, Bad Gig: Autonomy and Algorithmic Control in the Global Gig Economy

Wood AJ, Graham M, Lehdonvirta V, Hjorth I (2018) Good gig, bad gig: autonomy and algorithmic control in the global gig economy. Work, Employment and Society 0(0): 1-20.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 16 Aug 2018
Alex Wood, Mark Graham, Vili Lehdonvirta and Isis Hjorth
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 52 (371,529)

Abstract:

Loading...

16.

UbiPay: Minimizing Transaction Costs with Smart Mobile Payments

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mobile Technology, Application & Systems (Mobility 2009), Nice, France, September 2-4
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Jan 2015
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Waseda University, Waseda University, Waseda University, Waseda University and Waseda University
Downloads 49 (381,264)

Abstract:

Loading...

Computers and Society, Information Interfaces and Presentation

17.

A New Frontier in Digital Content Policy: Case Studies in the Regulation of Virtual Goods and Artificial Scarcity

Policy & Internet, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 7-29 (2010)
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Oct 2014
Vili Lehdonvirta and Perttu Virtanen
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
Downloads 47 (388,011)

Abstract:

Loading...

virtual property, copyright, ownership, secondary markets, online games, social network services, virtual worlds

18.

Virtuality in the Sphere of Economics

Grimshaw, M. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Chapter 31, 2013
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 23 Nov 2014
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 45 (394,797)

Abstract:

Loading...

online games, virtual goods, virtual currency, economic crisis, value, subjectivity

19.

Pink and Blue Pixel$: Gender and Economic Disparity in Two Massive Online Games

The Information Society, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 243-255, 2014
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Nov 2014
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Michigan State University, Brock University and University of Southern California - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Downloads 41 (409,283)

Abstract:

Loading...

Virtual economy, playbor, prosumer work, online community, online games, digital divide, gender gap, occupational segregation, avatars, MMO

20.

Platform Labour and Structured Antagonism: Understanding the Origins of Protest in the Gig Economy

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 19 Apr 2019
Alex Wood and Vili Lehdonvirta
Oxford Internet Institute and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 34 (445,552)

Abstract:

Loading...

Employee voice; flexibility; industrial relations; technology; trade unions

21.

Applying Pervasive Technologies to Create Economic Incentives that Alter Consumer Behavior

Proceedings of Ubicomp 2009, Orlando, Florida, September 30-October 3. New York: ACM, pp. 175-184
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 21 Jan 2015
Waseda University, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Waseda University, Waseda University, Waseda University and Waseda University
Downloads 34 (437,050)

Abstract:

Loading...

Persuasive technology, economic incentives, mobile payment, micropayments, activity-based micro-pricing, virtual currency

22.

Reflecting Human Behavior to Motivate Desirable Lifestyle

Proceedings of the 7th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, February 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Jan 2015
Waseda University, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Waseda University and Waseda University
Downloads 19 (513,083)

Abstract:

Loading...

Interaction design, Ambient feedback, Persuasive technology, Behavior modification, Intelligent smart objects, Emotional engagement

23.

Identification with Online and Offline Communities: Understanding ICT Disparities in Finland

Technology in Society, vol. 33, no. 1-2, pp. 4-11, 2011
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Jan 2015
Matti Nasi, Pekka Räsänen and Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Turku, University of Turku and University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute
Downloads 18 (518,711)

Abstract:

Loading...

Internet , Age groups, Online communities , Identification experiences, Survey

24.

A Crowdsourcing Based Mobile Image Translation and Knowledge Sharing Service

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2010), Limassol, Cyprus, December 2010
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Jan 2015
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Waseda University, Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), Waseda University, Waseda University and Waseda University
Downloads 17 (524,360)

Abstract:

Loading...

Crowdsourcing, mobile image translation, image-text recog- nition, human computation, knowledge sharing

25.

Using Individual, Social and Economic Persuasion Techniques to Reduce CO2 Emissions in a Family Setting

Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Persuasive Technology (Persuasive 2009), Claremont, California, April 26-29
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 21 Jan 2015
Waseda University, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Waseda University, Waseda University, Waseda University and Waseda University
Downloads 17 (524,360)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

User/Machine Systems, Social and Behavioral Science, Design

26.

Situated Crowdsourcing Using a Market Model

Proceedings The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Hawaii, US, October 2014
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 Jan 2015
University of Oulu, University of Oulu, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oulu and University of Oulu
Downloads 16 (529,940)

Abstract:

Loading...

Crowdsourcing, virtual currency, market, situated technologies

27.

The Stoic Male: How Avatar Gender Affects Help-Seeking Behavior in an Online Game

Games and Culture, 7(1) 29-47, 2012
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Jan 2015
University of Tokyo, University of Tokyo, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Tokyo
Downloads 14 (541,473)

Abstract:

Loading...

prosocial behavior, gender, online games, avatars, anonymity, identity, online therapy

28.

Collecting Conversations: Three Approaches to Obtaining User-to-User Communications Data from Virtual Environments

Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, vol. 3, no. 3, 2011
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 28 Jan 2015
Mika Lehdonvirta, Vili Lehdonvirta and Akira Baba
University of Tokyo, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Tokyo
Downloads 14 (541,473)

Abstract:

Loading...

chat log, content analysis, lurking, methodology, online game, research ethics

29.

Prosocial Behaviour in Avatar-Mediated Interaction: The Influence of Character Gender on Material Versus Emotional Help-Giving

On the Horizon, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 165-173, 2011
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 28 Jan 2015
Mika Lehdonvirta, Vili Lehdonvirta and Akira Baba
University of Tokyo, University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute and University of Tokyo
Downloads 13 (547,267)

Abstract:

Loading...

Gender, Behaviour, Social interaction, Social networking sites

30.

UbiPay: Conducting Everyday Payments with Minimum User Involvement

CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Florence, Italy, April 5-10. New York: ACM, pp. 3537-3542, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Jan 2015
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute, Waseda University, Waseda University, Waseda University and Waseda University
Downloads 13 (547,267)

Abstract:

Loading...

Electronic payment, mobile devices, transaction costs

31.

Virtual Worlds Don't Exist: Questioning the Dichotomous Approach in MMO Studies

Game Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2010
Posted: 27 Jun 2010
Vili Lehdonvirta
University of Oxford - Oxford Internet Institute

Abstract:

Loading...

reseach design, methodology, online games, magic circle, social world perspective, virtual space, identity