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Birch K. (under contract) Data Enclaves. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Birch, K. and Muniesa, F. (eds) (2020) Assetization: Turning Things into Assets in Technoscientific Capitalism, Cambridge MA: MIT Press. [Open Access]

Special Issues

Birch, K. and Ward, C. (forthcoming) Critical approaches to rentiership, Environment and Planning A.

Birch, K., Ward, C. and Tretter, E. (2022) Introduction: New frontiers in techno-economic rentiership, Competition & Change 26(3-4): 407-414. [Open Access]

Birch, K. and Bronson, K. (2022 ) Big Tech, Science as Culture 31(1): 1-14. [Open Access]

Journal Articles

Birch, K. and Ward, C. (forthcoming) Assetization and the new asset geographies, Dialogues in Human Geography.

Birch, K. (2022) Reflexive expectations in innovation financing: An analysis of venture capital as a mode of valuation, Social Studies of Science. [Open Access]

Guay, R. and Birch, K. (2022) A comparative analysis of data governance: Socio-technical imaginaries of digital personal data in the USA and EU (2008-2016), Big Data & Society 9(2): 1-13. [Open Access]

Birch, K. and Cochrane, D.T. (2022) Big Tech: Four emerging forms of digital rentiership, Science as Culture 31(1): 44-58. [Open Access]

Birch, K., Cochrane, D.T. and Ward, C. (2021) Data as asset? The measurement, governance, and valuation of digital personal data by Big Tech, Big Data & Society 8(1): 1-15. [Open Access]

Birch, K. (2020) Automated neoliberalism? The digital organisation of markets in technoscientific capitalism, New Formations 100-101: 10-27. [Open Access]

Birch, K., Chiappetta, M. and Artyushina, A. (2020) The problem of innovation in technoscientific capitalism: Data rentiership and the policy implications of turning personal digital data into a private asset, Policy Studies 41(5): 468-487. [Open Access]

Birch, K. (2020) Technoscience rent: Towards a theory of rentiership for technoscientific capitalism, Science, Technology and Human Values 45(1): 3-33. [Open Access]

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