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Introduction: new frontiers of techno-economic rentiership

Birch, Kean, Ward, Callum ORCID: 0000-0002-1768-1725 and Tretter, Eliot (2022) Introduction: new frontiers of techno-economic rentiership. Competition and Change. ISSN 1024-5294

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Identification Number: 10.1177/10245294221082243

Abstract

In this guest introduction, we explore emerging critiques at the frontiers of techno-economic rentiership. Rentiership is a process entailing political-economic and technological (i.e. techno-economic) relations, formations, practices, and justifications underpinning the ownership and/or control of assets, which enable the capture of future revenue streams (i.e. what we call rents). Conceptually, in this context, rentiership permits us to analyse the increasingly diverse techno-economic dimensions of those future revenue streams, rather than being a normative term for identifying ‘good’ or ‘bad’ forms of revenue (i.e. profit vs. rent).

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/cch
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors Funding Information: The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada (Ref. 435-2018-1136).
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 11:54
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2022 13:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115135

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