Vanderbilt University: Owen Graduate School of Management
Ph.D. (Management), 2010
Vanderbilt Graduate Student Fellowship
Affiliated Researcher, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy
New York University: Stern School of Business
Coursework within the International Management Program (on Exchange)
Australian Graduate School of Management
BA (Economics), 1990
Four-year merit scholarship, from Tenneco
Washington and Lee University: Assistant Professor of Business, 2009-present
Assistant professor within the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. Affiliated faculty of the Shepherd Program for the Study of Poverty and Human Capability. Courses taught: Strategic Management, i.Startup, Wicked Problems.
In the years prior to my academic position, I founded or held management and advisory roles in a series of startups, resulting in experience across the life cycle of new ventures — from idea to acquisition, and at times failure.
Advisory roles: Agents Arts (acquired by FAST/Microsoft), JBTV (acquired by Launch/ Yahoo!), Redsquared (acquired by Comma), MusicFans.com, Viewstream, and others.
STRTG : Founder
Research consultancy focused on the media sectors. Clients have included startups, music rights organizations, and Fortune 500 companies.
Engadget/Joystiq : Editor – Instigator
Helped startup the games-focused site Joystiq within the Engadget brand. AOL acquired Engadget (Weblogs Inc) in 2005.
Community Development Venture Capital Alliance : Research assistant
Conducted research into the community of investors seeking a blend of both social and financial returns.
Whirligig : Founder
Funded and founded this online distributor of music rights.
Kick, Inc : Senior Director of Marketing
Led marketing for this media personalization platform. Sony acquired Kick in 2001.
MyFilms.com : Founder
Founder and initially developed this online venue for user-generated videos. The year was 2000, a bit too early for online video.
Sonique : Director of Marketing
Led the marketing and content development for this media player. Lycos acquired Sonique in 1999.
Noisebox : Founder
Developed one of the first two music subscription services online, offering both free and paid service models. The other service was Patronet, launched by Todd Rundgren. Sonique acquired Noisebox in 1999.
Vega : Founder and Market Maker
Market maker in currency options, member Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Trading portfolio/volume of approximately $100million equivalent.
Futrex Trading Partnership : Assistant Trader and Market Maker
Anyone looking for the citations and/or media mentions to relate to these publications and my work-at-large should go to the citations page.
Articles and Chapters
Chen, Y. & Touve, D., (2011). Conformity, political participation, and economic rewards: The case of Chinese private entrepreneurs. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28(3), 529-553. DOI: 10.1007/s10490-009-9171-2
Tepper, S., Hargittai, E., & Touve, D. (2007). Music, Mavens, and Technology. In S. Tepper & B. Ivey (Eds.), Engaging Art: The Next Great Transformation of America’s Cultural Life: 71-193. New York: Routledge.
Touve, D. (2012). Music Startups and the Licensing Drag. Music Business Journal, 8(2), 1-5.
Touve, D. (2012). UK Radio versus Spotify: A comparison of spins versus streams. Prepared for: Berkman-Berklee Rethink Music Workshop, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School.
Touve, D. (2012). Pandora versus broadcast radio: A comparison of adopted and proposed rates for the performance of sound recordings in the US. Prepared for: Berkman-Berklee Rethink Music Workshop, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School.
Touve, D. (2012). The innovation paradox: How licensing and copyright impact digital music startups. Prepared for: DigitalMusic.org and National Association of Recording Merchandisers.
Page, W. & Touve, D. (2010). Moving Digital Britain Forward Without Leaving Creative Britain Behind (PDF). Economic Insight, 19(12.07.10). PRS for Music.
Page, W., Carey, C., Touve, D. & McMahon, K. (2009). How to dance to ARPU, when licensees call the tune (PDF). Economic Insight, 16(04.1.09). PRS for Music.
Touve, D., Page, W., & McMahon, K. (2008). Shadow Pricing P2Pʼs Economic Impact (PDF). Economic Insight, 12(30.10.08). MCPS-PRS Alliance.
Touve, D. & Page, W. (2008). Should Music Rights Societies Pursue Equity (PDF). Economic Insight, 9(21.06.08). MCPS-PRS Alliance.
Touve, D., & Tepper, S. (2007). Leisure in America: Searching for the Forest Among the Trees. Prepared for: Getty Leadership Institute, Cultural Organizations and Changing Leisure Trends.
Touve, D. (2013). MOOCs, MOODs, and the future of higher education. Huffington Post – Education, January 25, 2013.
Touve, D. (2012). MOOC’s contradictions. Inside Higher Ed, September 11, 2012.
Touve, D. (2010). Book Review: Collective Licensing at the ISP Level (PDF). New Matter 35(4), p. 41,43.
Touve, D. (2012). Founders’ agreements. Teaching Note.
Touve, D. (2011). The sources of startup funding. Teaching Note.
Touve, D. (2011). The varieties of equity. Teaching Note.
Touve, D. (2011). Term sheets and preferred shares. Teaching Note.
Touve, D. (2011). The varieties of debt. Teaching Note.
Working Papers and Manuscripts in Progress
Touve, D. The startup paradox: An investigation of the contradictions at the intersection of opportunities and enterprising individuals.
Touve, D. Startup principles, practices, and paradoxes.
DiCola, P. & Touve, D. Gridlock and its discontents: Transaction costs in copyright practice.
Touve, D. Social impact options: The value of choice in social impact.
Touve, D., Stansbury, J. & Snyder, P. A theory of moral imagination as a dynamic capability of the firm.
Touve, D. & Barry. The automator’s dilemma: An investigation of the link between automation and the nature of work.
Touve, D. Rich and Powerful: A power-aware theory of the design of organizational media.
Touve, D. Copyright and Innovation: Reconsidering the link between law and innovation, from Napster to MegaUpload.
Touve, D. The silicon synapse: Adaptive coupling through thinking machines at the boundary of the firm.
Touve, D. (2012). Start Making Sense: Understanding Information Processing within Augmented Organizations. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston.
Touve, D. & Barry, B. (2011). The automator’s dilemma: An investigation of the link between automation and the nature of work. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio.
Touve, D. (2010). Rich and Powerful: A power-aware theory of the design of organizational media. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal.
Stansbury, J. & Touve, D. (2009). Moral imagination as a dynamic capability of the firm. Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago.
Touve, D. (2008). A theory of the technologies for meaningful organizations. Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim.
Touve, D. (2007). Organizational information asymmetry, media sociability and structural design. Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia.
Touve, D. (2006). Reconsidering the consequences of influence tactics: Returning to the work of Falbe and Yukl. Annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta.
Touve, D. (2006). Social graffiti and the hazardous exchange of adjectives: new forms of social information and identity in online spaces. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal.
Tepper, S., Hargittai, E., & Touve, D. (2005). Music, mavens and technology. Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia.
Tepper, S., Hargittai, E., Touve, D. (2005). Have you tried this yet? How college kids sample new music and books. Annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Association, Washington.
Policy and Practice
Touve, D. (2012). Innovation at the Edge. An investigation of the practices and paradoxes at the boundary of technology and copyright. Bureau International des Societies Gerant les Droits d’Enregistrement et de Reproduction Mecanique (BIEM). Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.
Touve, D. (2012). What is free? Song Summit. Sydney, Australia.
Panel: Getting cozy with blanket licenses. 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit panel, Washington D.C.
Touve, D. (2011). Carrots, sticks, and buggy whips. Finding value in a digital economy. CISAC World Copyright Summit, Brussels.
Touve, D. (2010). Money for Nothing and your Bits for Free. 2010 Future of Music Policy Summit, Washington D.C.
Touve, D. (2010). The big question: Is a network license worth doing? Digital Music Roundtable. Kristiannsand, Norway.
Touve, D. (2010). Kontent is Key. Telco 2.0. London, England.
Touve, D. (2010). Recognizing and treating multiple platform disorder. Telco 2.0. London, England.
Page, W. & Touve, D. (2009). Should rights societies pursue equity? CISAC World Copyright Summit, Washington D.C.
Touve, D. (2009). Media is an experience. Telco 2.0. London, England.
Panel: What borders? Music licensing, cultural preservation and artist compensation in an increasingly international marketplace. 2009 Future of Music Policy Summit panel, Washington D.C.
Berkman/Berklee Rethink Workshop, 2012
(Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard)
Berkman/Berklee Rethink Workshop, 2011
(Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard)
Social Computing Symposium, 2008
(funded by Microsoft Research)
Doctoral Consortium, OCIS division of Academy of Management, 2008
(funded by the National Science Foundation)
Research Institute for the Science of Socio-Technical Systems, 2008
(funded by the National Science Foundation, Yahoo and Microsoft)
West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship, 2007
(Funded by the Kauffman Foundation)
Doctoral Consortium, OMT division of Academy of Management, 2007
Strategic Management, Washington & Lee University
iStartup, Washington & Lee University
Undergraduate level. “Entrepreneurship 101 meets Amazing Race.”
Social Entrepreneurship, Washington & Lee University
Wicked Problems, Washington & Lee University
Controversies and Debates in Management, Vanderbilt University
MBA level. Guest lecturer and Teaching Assistant.
Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility, Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate level. Guest lecturer.
Organization Design, Vanderbilt University
MBA level. Teaching assistant.
Foundations of Entrepreneurship, Belmont University
Affiliations and Committees
Steering Committee, Academy of Management Teaching Conference
Teaching Committee, Chair, OMT division of the Academy of Management
Research Advisory Committee, Future of Music
Teaching Committee, OMT division of the Academy of Management
University Library Committee, Washington and Lee University
Teaching Sub-committee, OMT division Academy of Management
Member, Academy of Management
Member, American Sociological Association
Member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Member, National Futures Association
Citations, Mentions, and Interviews
(special thanks to News.Google.com and Scholar.Google.com for aggregating the following)
Dredge, S. (2013). Writing or speaking about streaming music screwing artists? Read these articles first. MusicAlly, February 13, 2013.
Bylin, K. (2013). Daisy chain: Dying music industry sprouts new hope. Hypebot, February 12, 2013.
Peoples, G. (2012). Streaming Services Pay Far Better Than Terrestrial Radio. Billboard, December 10, 2012.
Peoples, G. (2012). If Big Radio Had Pandora’s Royalty Rate, It Would Owe Billions. Billboard, November 20, 2012.
Garziglia, J. (2012). What if radio paid like Pandora pays? Radio Ink Magazine, RadioInk, November 21, 2012.
Comments of multiple witnesses: Joe Kennedy (CEO of Pandora), Howard Berman (D- California), Darrell Issa (R-California), and Bruec Reese (President and CEO, Hubbard Radio). House Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet—Hearing on Music Licensing. November 28, 2012.
Griffin, J. (2012). Testimony of Public Knowledge in “Music Licensing Part One: Legislation in the 112th Congress.” Before the U.S. House of Representative Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet.
Turrini, A., Soscia, I., & Maulini, A. (2012). Web communication can help theaters attract and keep younger audiences. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 18(4), 474-485.
Nielsen, W. S., Hoban, G., & Linder, C. Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century: Realities and Possibilities of Social Media. ASERA 2012.
Laplante, A. (2012, November). Who influence the music tastes of adolescents?: a study on interpersonal influence in social networks. InProceedings of the second international ACM workshop on Music information retrieval with user-centered and multimodal strategies (pp. 37-42). ACM.
Khuhro, R. A., Bhutto, N. A., Sarki, I. H., & Shaikh, I. A. (2012). Escapism and Conformity: Social Motives for Brand Loyalty of Iconic and Less Iconic Brands.Contemporary Business Studies, 6.
Daniel, J. (2012). Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 3.
Cummings, J. (2012). The credentialing contradiction at the heart of MOOCs. Educause, September 11, 2012.
Peoples, G. (2012). Digital Services Face 18 Months of Licensing Negotiations, Says Study. Billboard, June 29, 2012.
Brandle, L. (2012). Neil Finn, Missy Higgins, Simon Crean deliver speeches during APRA Song Summit. Billboard, May 29, 2012.
Peoples, G. (2012). Business Matters: Facebook says Spotify has hit 20 million users; Spotify says it ain’t so. Billboard, May 15, 2012.
Clemmitt, M. (2012). Internet Regulation: Are stiffer rules needed to protect web content? Congressional Quarterly Researcher, 22(14), April 2012, 325-348.
Patrick, R. (2012). The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney criticizes Spotify and Sean Parker; Does he have a point? NashvilleScene, March 27, 2012.
Bosker, B. & Smith, G. (2012). SOPA Showdown: What’s Next In The Battle Between Hollywood And Silicon Valley. Huffington Post, HuffingtonPost.com, January 18, 2012.
Thorne, L. (2011). Industry opinions: Streaming royalty rates. TheMusicVoid, November 7, 2011. (cited by Savacoa, Head of Content for Spotify)
Head, A. J., & Eisenberg, M. B. (2011). How college students use the Web to conduct everyday life research. First Monday, 16(4).
Wicked Problems. Virginia Insight, WMRA, interview by Tom Graham on July 7, 2011.
Yu, E. (2011). Are Women Entrepreneurs More Likely to Share Power than Men Entrepreneurs in Decision-Making?. International Journal of Business and Management, 6(4), p111.
Chen, Z., Sun, Y., Newman, A., & Xu, W. (2011). Entrepreneurs, organizational members, political participation and preferential treatment: Evidence from China. International Small Business Journal.
Álvarez-Herranz, A., Valencia De Lara, P., & Martínez-Ruiz, M. P. (2011). Aspectos que influyen en la consolidación de empresas: evidencias obtenidas en 14 países. Ingeniare. Revista chilena de ingeniería, 19(2), 233-239.
罗明新, & 马钦海. (2011). 公司政治关联国外研究新进展. 预测, 30(2), 77-80.
Orlowski, A. Creators: EU cares about turnips more than copyright.The Register, June 9, 2011.
Modot, A., Fontanel, H., Garnett, N., Lambert, E., Chaubeau, A., Chung, J. & Jalladeau, P. (2011). The content “flat-rate”: A solution to illegal file sharing? (PDF) Report prepared for and presented to the European Union Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department: Culture and Education.
Peoples, G. (2011). Why Spotify royalties are bigger than radio royalties.Billboard, December 27, 2011.
McWilliams, J. (2011). Coca-Cola turning 125: ‘World’s best brand’ plans to get better with age. Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 4, 2011.
Olufunmilayo B. A. (2010). YouTube, UGC, and Digital Music: Competing Business and Cultural Models in the Internet Age,Northwestern University Law Review, 104(2), 431-475.
Attwell, G., & Hughes, J. (2010). Pedagogic approaches to using technology for learning: literature review. Lifelong Learning UK.
Kot, G. (2010). Future of Music 2010: The wild, wild West’s new sheriff has a tough job ahead of her. Chicago Tribune, October 6, 2010.
Peoples, G. (2010). PRS For Music’s top economist talk about finding ways to compensate piracy-ravaged rights-holders. Billboard, July 31, 2010.
Bradshaw, T. & Bintliff, E. (2010). Songwriter call for music piracy levy. Financial Times, July 13, 2010.
Andrews, R. (2010). ISP music levy, legal P2p back on royalty agenda. Paid Content, July 14, 2010.
PRS calls for piracy levy. MusicWeek, July 14, 2010.
Peoples, G. (2010). New piracy figures. Billboard, June 12, 2010.
Orlowski, A. (2008). A new economics of P2P file sharing. The Register, October 30th, 2008.
Edgecliffe-Johnson, A. (2008). Music industry ‘should embrace illegal websites.’ Financial Times, August 3, 2008.
Van Buskirk, E. (2008). Should music startups give equity to copyright holders? WIRED, May 22, 2008.
Sweeting, P. (2008). Analysis: Signs of intelligent life in the music business. Digital Media Wire, May 26, 2008.
Houghton, B. (2008). Equity versus Cash for rights societies? Hypebot, May 27, 2008.
Nelson, S., & McQueen, A. (2007). Vital Signs: Metro Boston’s Arts and Cultural Nonprofits 1999 and 2004. The Boston Foundation.
Heskett, J. (2006). What happens when the economics of scarcity meets the economics of abundance? Working Knowledge – Harvard Business School, August 4, 2006
Lee, H. (2001). Is anyone listening? The Industry Standard, date.
Koeppel, D. (2000). GUIs just want to have fun. WIRED, 8(10), October 2000. (Sonique)
Sullivan, J. & Jones, C. (1999). More popular than sex. WIRED, October 14, 1999. (Sonique)
Oakes, C. (1999). Net bands vie for shelf space. WIRED, July 16, 1999.
Oakes, C. (1999). Riffage enters E-Music biz. WIRED, June 7, 1999.
Carlozo, L. (1999). Artists, producers and fans plug into Mp3.com’s free music. Chicago Tribune, May 9, 1999.
Mcmanus, T. (1999). Web site delivers goods for a song. Crain’s Chicago Business, April 12, 1999.
Sullivan, J. (1999). Who’s the next lucky MP3 site? WIRED, March 11, 1999.
Sullivan, J. (1999). How to make MP3 pay. WIRED, March 8, 1999.
Pelline, J. (1999). Short take: Noisebox offers MP3 search. C|Net—CBS Interactive, March 3, 1999.
Jones, C. (1999). MP3 artists win an award show. WIRED, February 18, 1999.
Reece, D. (1998). Digital distribution making inroads. Billboard, August 22, 1998.
Touve, D. (1998). Indie leverage. WIRED, 6(9), September 1998.