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Research Handbook on Digital Transformations

Research Handbook on Digital Transformations

Research Handbooks in Business and Management series

Edited by F. Xavier Olleros and Majlinda Zhegu

The digital transition of our economies is now entering a phase of broad and deep societal impact. While there is one overall transition, there are many different sectoral transformations, from health and legal services to tax reports and taxi rides, as well as a rising number of transversal trends and policy issues, from widespread precarious employment and privacy concerns to market monopoly and cybercrime. They all are fertile ground for researchers, as established laws and regulations, organizational structures, business models, value networks and workflow routines are contested and displaced by newer alternatives. This Research Handbook offers a rich and interdisciplinary synthesis of some of the current thinking on the digital transformations underway.

Chapter 8: Online dating platforms: a tool for social science research

Andreas Schmitz and Doreen Zillmann

Subjects: business and management, knowledge management, innovation and technology, innovation policy, knowledge management, technology and ict


Having become an important phenomenon in both economic and social terms, online dating has attracted the interest of social scientists from different disciplines. This chapter gives an insight into different research activities regarding online dating. A special emphasis will be put on the nature of digital partner markets and the methodological potential of this field for the social sciences. We will also raise methodical and research questions.

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