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Volume 2, Number 4 (2009):

Virtual Economies, Virtual Goods and Service Delivery

Cover Issue 2(4) EcoTrade

The editorial team for this issue includes:

 

Mandy Salomon, Smart Services CRC, Australia 
Serge Soudoplatoff, ESCP-EAP / Hetic, France 
 

In this special issue on virtual-world goods and trade, we are pleased to present articles from a global cohort of contributors covering a wide range of issues. Some of our writers, will be well known to you as distinguished leaders in the field, but it is equally our pleasure to introduce exciting new voices. Here you will find pieces written by academics, practitioners, journalists, a documentary filmmaker and perhaps the youngest contributor to JVWR yet, who attends high school in upstate New York.

 

 

Issue Editors' Corner

Why Virtual-World Economies Matter

Mandy Salomon, Serge Soudoplatoff

Interactive Online Exhibits and Demonstrations

Rethinking Virtual Commodification, or The Virtual Kitchen Sink

Lori Landay

Invited Articles

On Money and Magic

Edward Castronova

 

Characteristics of the Virtual Economy (after ‘State of Play VI’ Conference , 2009)

Julian Dibbel

 

China’s New Gold Farm

Anthony Gilmore

 

Virtual Goods: Good for Business?

Nic Mitham

Peer Reviewed Research Papers

"We Will Always Be One Step Ahead of Them" A Case Study on the Economy of Cheating in MMORPGs

Stefano de Paoli, Aphra Kerr

 

An Exploration of Entrepreneurship in Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games: Second Life and Entropia Universe

Stéphane Kieger

 

Born Virtuals and Avapreneurship: A case study of achieving successful outcomes in Peace Train – a Second Life organization

Robin Teigland

 

Virtual Commerce (V-Commerce) in Second Life: The Roles of Physical Presence and Brand-Self Connection

Seung-A Annie Jin, Justin Bolebruch

Research Papers

Understanding "Gold Farming" and Real-Money Trading as the Intersection of Real and Virtual Economies

Richard Heeks

 

World of Warcraft: The Viability of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games as Platforms for Modeling and Evaluating Perfect Competition

Eli Kosminsky

“Think Pieces”

Currencies and Capitalisms on the Internet

Minna Ruckenstein

 

Licensing Considerations for OpenSim-Based Virtual Worlds

Shenlei E. Winkler

Monographs

Maura Welch

Assembled (rush to press papers)

Shaowen Bardzell

 

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Planned Issues

 

Volume 10, Number 2 (2017)
Theme: Real Virtual Relationships
Call: CfP: Relationships
Issue Editors: Richard E. Ferdig (Kent State University, USA), Kristine E. Pytash (Kent State University, USA), Glenn W. Muschert (Miami University, USA)
Publication: Q2 2017
Status: Call closed.

 

 


 

Volume 10, Number 3 (2017)
Theme: EVE Online
Call: CfP: EVE Online
Issue Editors: Kelly Bergstrom (York University, Canada) & Marcus Carter (The University of Sydney, Australia)
Publication: Q4 2017
Status: Call closed.

 


 


 

Volume 11, Number 1 (2018)

Theme: Assembled 2018

Call: CFP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q1 2018
Status: Open. Submit any time.

 

 


 

Volume 11, Number 2 (2018)

Theme: Mindfulness & Flow

CfP: Mind

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q2 2018
Status: Open. Submit proposals.

 

 


 

We are enlisting editors for the theme issues.

 

Suggested Issues

  • Hardware
  • Impact (on People, Places, and Organizations)
  • Money
  • 3D Printing
  • Bleeding innovations

 

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