Prof Patrik Wikstrom

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Doctor of Philosophy Subject Media and Communication Studies (Karlstad University)

Patrik Wikstrom is the Director of QUT's Digital Media Research Centre and a Professor in the School of Communication. His research is focused on developing data science tools and methods to analyse the production and consumption of digital cultural products - particularly music. Wikstrom has (co)authored/(co)edited nine books on these topics over the years - Most recently he published the 3rd edition of ‘The Music Industry: Music in the Cloud’ at Polity Press and will release a co-authored monograph on TikTok and short video platforms in 2022. Wikstrom publishes his journal based work in outlets such as Social Media + Society, Economic Inquiry, Technovation, Convergence, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Media Management, Journal of Media Business Studies, Journal of Music Business Studies, Popular Music & Society, etc. Previously he was Associate Dean of Research in QUT's Creative Industries Faculty; Head of the School of Communication at QUT and Deputy Director of the QUT Digital Media Research Centre. He has served as a faculty member at Northeastern University (Boston, USA), Jonkoping International Business School (Jonkoping, Sweden) and Karlstad University (Karlstad, Sweden). He received his Ph.D. from Karlstad University in Media and Communication Studies and he is an MScEng graduate from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). Before his academic career, he worked in the European media and telecom industry where he held positions as business development manager and strategy consultant.

Additional information

Title
Australian Cultural and Creative Activity: A Population and Hotspot Analysis
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160101724
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
Amplifying Public Value: Scholarly Contributions' Impact on Public Debate
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
78491504
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Music Usage Metrics and the Future of the Australian Music Industry
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100156
Start year
2016
Keywords
  • Imaginary Containers and Imaginary Coins: e-publishing using smart contracts
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Daniel Angus
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