Mayo Fuster Morell – Publications

Mayo_Cut-253x300Mayo Fuster Morell is the Dimmons director of research at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. Additionally, she is faculty affiliated at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and at Institute of Govern and Public Policies at Autonomous University of Barcelona (IGOPnet). In 2010, she concluded her PhD thesis at the European University Institute in Florence on the governance of common-based peer production, and have numerous publications in the field. She is the principal investigator at UOC for the European project DECODE Building the next generation of cooperative data platforms for digital sovereignty. She was PI for IGOPNet of the European project P2Pvalue: Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production. She is also responsible of the experts group BarCola on collaborative economy and commons production at the Barcelona City Council.

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Fuster Morell, M. and Espelt, R. (2018) How much are digital platforms based on open collaboration? An analysis of technological and knowledge practices and their implications for the platform governance of a sample of 100 cases of collaborative platforms in Barcelona. Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2018, Paris. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital library. Available at:

Senabre, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (2018). Match-Funding as a Formula for Crowdfunding: A Case Study on the Platform. Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Open Collaboration, OpenSym 2018, Paris. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital library SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes. Available at:

Garriga, M., Gómez-Fontanills, D., Senabre, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (2018) Collaborative Online Writing and Techno-Social Communities of Practice Around the Commons: The Case of in Barcelona. Journal of Peer Production (11). Available at: 

Berlinguer, M. , Martínez, R., Fuster Morell, M., & Subirats, J. (2013) “Més enllà dels diners, noves formes de produïr i col·laborar“, Barcelona: Quaderns del CAC, 39(XVI), pp. 49-56.

Fuster Morell, M. (2011). The Unethics of Sharing: Wikiwashing. In W. Sützl & F. Stalder (Ed.). International Review of Information Ethics: Special issue: Ethics of Sharing. Vol. 15 September 2011.


Cooperativisme de plataforma: regirar l’economia col·laborativa per a un futur sostenibleNexe, Quaderns d’Autogestió i Economia Cooperativa (2017)


Fuster Morell, M., Salcedo, J. & Berlinguer, M. (2016) “Debate About the Concept of Value in Commons-Based Peer Production”. INSCI 2016, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. (LNCS) 9934 proceedings. Florence 12-14 Firenze.

Book Chapters:

Fuster Morell, M. (2014) Digital commons. Int D’Alisa, G., Demaria, F. & Kallis, G. (eds) (2014). Degrowth: A vocabulary for a new paradigm. Routledge -Earthscan. UK. (Published in 10 languages).

Fuster Morell, M. (2013). Online creation communities viewed through the analytical framework of the institutional analysis and development. Madison, M. J., Strandburg, K., & Frischmann, B. (2013). Convening Cultural Commons. Oxford University Press.


Fuster Morell, M. (2010). Governance of online creation communities. Provision of infrastructure for the building of digital commons. PhD Thesis. Social and Political Science Department. European University Institute (Florence).

Fuster Morell, M. (2012). Horizontes del procomun digital. Revista documentacion social: revista de estudios sociales y de sociologia aplicada. Monografias. 165, Abril-Junio 2012.  Retrieved from Mayo Fuster_Documentacion_Social

Berlinguer, M., Martinez, R., Fuster Morell, M. J. Subirats. (2013). Models emergents de sostenibilitat del procomu audiovisual. Quaders del Consell Audiovisual Catala. Juny de 2013.

Berlinguer, M., Martinez, R., Fuster Morell, M. J. Subirats. (2013) Modelos emergentes de sostenibilidad de procomunes audiovisuales. Teknokultura. Revista de Cultura Digital y Movimientos Sociales.

Fuster Morell, M. (2013). The ambivalence of openness. The Open Book. Open Knowledge Foundation.

Fuster Morell, M. (2011). An Introductory Historical Contextualization of Online Creation Communities for the Building of Digital Commons: The Emergence of a Free Culture Movement. In Hellmann, S., Frischmuth, P., Auer, S. & Dietrich, D. (ed.). OKCon 2011. Open Knowledge Conference Proceedings of the 6th Open Knowledge Conference Berlin, Germany, June 30 & July 1, 2011. Universität Leipzig, Germany and Technical University Berlin, Germany.

Fuster Morell, M.; Hill, B. M. (2010). Socio-political approaches to open collaboration. Proceeding WikiSym ’10 Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital library (ISBN: 978-1-4503-0056-8 doi>10.1145/1832772.1832808).Available at


Iosub, D., Laniado, D., Castillo, C. Kaltenbrunner, A. & Fuster Morell, M.  (2014) Emotions under Discussion: Gender, status and communication in online collaboration. PLOS ONE.

Fuster Morell, M. (2013). Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia. Journal Information, Communication and Society. Volume: 16 Issue: 1 Pages: 146-147. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2011.602092. ISSN: 1369-118X.

Fuster Morell, M. (2011). The Wikimedia Foundation and the Governance of Wikipedia’s Infrastructure: Historical Trajectories and its Hybrid Character. In Lovink, G., Tkacz, N. & Roberts, I. (eds). Critical Point of View Reader, Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2011.

Aibar, E., & Fuster Morell, M. (ed.). (2012). Special issue: Wikipedia research. Introduction. Journal Digithum: Les humanitats en l’era digital.


Fuster Morell, M. & Subirats, J. (2013, April). Gobierno abierto y políticas publicas. Los dilemas de un proceso inevitable. Telos cuadernos de comunicación e innovación. Fundación Telefónica. Numero 94.

Fuster Morell, M. & Subirats, J. (2012) Crisis de representación y de participación. ¿Son las comunidades virtuales nuevas formas de agregación y participación ciudadana?. (Crisis of representation and participation. Are virtual communities new ways of aggregation and citizen participation?). Arbor. Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura. CSIC. Vol. 188 – N 756. julio-agosto (2012). (pp. 641-656). Madrid. ISSN: 0210-1963. Availeble at

Fuster Morell, M. (2011, October). Rethinking government in the light of the emerging organisational principles of online collective action. In E. Aibar (Ed.) European Journal of ePractice. No 12. ISSN: 1988-625X. (pp. 81-93).

BOOK. Fuster Morell, M. & Subirats, J. (2012). Més enllà d’Internet com a eina “martell” – eina de la vella política: Cap un nou Policy Making?. Els casos del Moviment de Cultura Lliure i pel Procomú Digital i el 15M a Catalunya (Beyond the Internet as a tool “hammer” – tool of the old politics: Towards a New Policy Making?. Cases the Free Culture Movement and the digital commons and 15M in Catalonia). Research report. Institute de Govern i Politiques Publiques (UAB) per l’Escola d’Administracio Publica de Catalunya. (139 pages). Retrieved from

BOOK. Wainwright, H., Berlinguer, M., Fuster Morell, M., & Subirats, J. (Ed.) (Colectivo politica en red) (2008). Repensar la politica en la era de los movimientos y las redes. Barcelona: Icaria Editorial.

BOOK. Fuster Morell, M, Wainwright, H. & Berlinguer, M. (2007). Rethinking political organisation in an age of movements and networks. Rome: XL edizioni.

Wainwright, H., Berlinguer, M., Fuster Morell, M., & Subirats, J. (2007). Networked Politics: Ripensare l’organizzazione politica in un’epoca di movimenti e reti. Rome: XL edizioni.

Fuster Morell, M. (2012). Derechos urbanos digitales y políticas públicas en la era digital. En Josep Maria Montaner and Joan Subirats (Ed.). Repensar les politiques Urbanes. Apunts per a l’agenda urbana. Diputacio de Barcelona: Barcelona.

Fuster Morell, M. & Subirats, J. (2013) Políticas locales en la sociedad 2.0 movilizada. R. Canals (Ed.). Ciudades y pueblos que pueden durar: Políticas locales para una nueva época. (pp. 387-398). Icaria Editorial, Barcelona.

Fuster Morell, M (2010). Participation in Online Creation Communities: Ecosystemic Participation?. Conference Proceedings of JITP 2010: The Politics of Open Source (p. 270).

Fuster Morell, M. (2012). El surgimiento del concepto de participación en entornos en línea: Lecciones y retos para las experiencias de democracia digital . (p. 139-203). en E. Campos y I. Ramos (Ed.). La ciudadanía en 3D: democracia deliberativa digital. Un análisis exploratorio. Madrid: Fundación IDEAS.

Fuster Morell, M. (2012). Emerging conception of participation and democracy in online settings: Lessons and challenges for digital democracy experiences. (p. 129-188). In E. Campos and I. Ramos (Ed.). 3D Citizen. Madrid: Fundación IDEAS.


Fuster Morell, M. (2018). From digital commons to society commons: influence of the free culture movement in the 15M mobilization. At Tejerina, B. and I. Perrugoría (ed) (2018) Crisis and Social Mobilization in Contemporary Spain: The 15M Movement.  Routledge, UK.

Fuster Morell, M. (2012). Composition of 15M Mobilization in Spain: Free Culture Movement a layer of 15M ecosystem movement. ‘Occupy’ special edition. Social Movement Studies,Volume 11, Issue 3-4.


Fuster Morell, M. (2012). Special section: A new wave of European mobilizations?. “The season of revolutions: the Arab Spring. Interface: A journal for and about social movements. Issue 4/1. Retrieved from


Fuster Morell, M. (2011). Advantages, Challenges and New Frontiers in Using Information Communication Technologies in Societal and Social Movement Research. Journal tripleC i(i): Cognition, communication, co-operation. Special Issue: ICTs and Society – A New Transdiscipline? . Advantages, Challenges and New Frontiers in Using Information Communication Technologies in Societal and Social Movement Research. Vol 9, No 2 ISSN 1726-670X.

Fuster Morell, M. (2009). Action research: mapping the nexus of research and political action. Interface Journal. Issue one (1). (pp. 21-45).

Fuster Morell, M. (2012) E-Research Collaboration of International Scope in Social and Political Sciences: Scale and Complexity Linkage with the Requirement of Physical Encounters (by hernandez at dh online). In Juan, A. Daradoumis, T., Roca Sales, M., Grasman, S. & J. Faulin (Eds) (2012). Collaborative and Distributed E-Research: Innovations in Technologies, Strategies and Applications. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. (pages 330-346).