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Gilson, C. and Bouraga S. "Enhancing the democratic nature of voting processes within decentralized autonomous organizations." Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance. 26 (2024): 169-187.

Thomas, Alyce Jean. "DAOs, Cooperatives and The Educational Principle." Law Ethics Technology 1 (2024): 1-30.


Allen, Darcy W.E., and Jason Potts. "Web3 toolkits: A user innovation theory of crypto development." Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity 9, no. 2 (2023): 100050.

Augustin, Nils, Andreas Eckhardt, and Alexander Willem de Jong. "Understanding decentralized autonomous organizations from the inside." Electronic Markets 33, no. 1 (2023): 38.

Avanzo, Sowelu, Alex Norta, and Claudio Schifanella. "A Modelling Approach for a High Utility Decentralized Autonomous Organization Development." In International Congress on Blockchain and Applications, Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland, (2023): 542-547.

Baninemeh, Elena, Siamak Farshidi, and Slinger Jansen. "A decision model for decentralized autonomous organization platform selection: Three industry case studies." Blockchain: Research and Applications 4, no. 2 (2023): 100127.

Caviezel, Moë, Florian Spychiger, and Valerio Stallone. "Aspects for Implementations of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) in Switzerland." In World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland. (2023): 366-376.

Ding, Qinxu, Daniel Liebau, Zhiguo Wang, and Weibiao Xu. "A Survey on Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and Their Governance."(2023).

George, A. Shaji, S. Sagayarajan, Yazeed AlMatroudi, and AS Hovan George. "IF/THEN Democracy: Exploring the World of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)." Partners Universal International Research Journal 2, no. 2 (2023): 241-274.

Li, Juanjuan, Xiaolong Liang, Rui Qin, and Fei-Yue Wang. "From DAO to TAO: Finding the essence of decentralization." In 2023 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), IEEE (2023): 4283-4288.

Liu, Xuan. "The Illusion of Democracy? An Empirical Study of DAO Governance and Voting Behavior." An Empirical Study of DAO Governance and Voting Behavior (2023).

Huang, Huawei, Lu Liu, Sicong Zhou, and Zibin Zheng. "How to Organize Web3 Participants? Decentralized Autonomous Organizations." In From Blockchain to Web3 & Metaverse, Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore (2023): 91-114.

Peña-Calvin, Andrea, Jorge Saldivar, Javier Arroyo, and Samer Hassan. "A categorization of decentralized autonomous organizations: the case of the Aragon platform." IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (2023).

Prakash, Immanni Bhanu, Adarsh Kr Tiwari, and U. Hariharan. "Fully On-Chain DAO to Invest in NFTs." In 2023 4th International Conference on Smart Electronics and Communication (ICOSEC), IEEE (2023): 1-8.

Ray, Partha Pratim. "Web3: A comprehensive review on background, technologies, applications, zero-trust architectures, challenges and future directions." Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems (2023).

Rikken, Olivier, Marijn Janssen, and Zenlin Kwee. "Governance impacts of blockchain-based decentralized autonomous organizations: an empirical analysis." Policy Design and Practice 6, no. 4 (2023): 465-487.

Rikken, Olivier, Marijn Janssen, and Zenlin Kwee. "The ins and outs of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) unraveling the definitions, characteristics, and emerging developments of DAOs." Blockchain: Research and Applications (2023): 100143.

Rutskiy, Vladislav, Iskandar Muda, Fadoua Joudar, Filippov Ilia, Svetlana Lyubaya, Alexandra Kuzmina, and Roman Tsarev. "DAO Tokens: The Role for the Web 3.0 Industry and Pricing Factors." In Computer Science On-line Conference, Cham: Springer International Publishing, (2023): 595-604.

Saito, Yoshiro, and John A. Rose. "Reputation-based Decentralized Autonomous Organization for the non-profit sector: Leveraging blockchain to enhance good governance." Frontiers in Blockchain 5 (2023): 1083647.

Saurabh, Kumar, Neelam Rani, and Parijat Upadhyay. "Towards blockchain led decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) business model innovations." Benchmarking: An International Journal 30, no. 2 (2023): 475-502.

van Vulpen, Paul, Jozef Siu, and Slinger Jansen. "Governance of decentralized autonomous organizations that produce open source software." Blockchain: Research and Applications (2023): 100166.


Arroyo, Javier, David Davó, Elena Martínez-Vicente, Youssef Faqir-Rhazoui, and Samer Hassan. "DAO-Analyzer: Exploring Activity and Participation in Blockchain Organizations." In Companion Publication of the 2022 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (2022): 193-196.

Chotkan, Rowdy, Jérémie Decouchant, and Johan Pouwelse. "Unstoppable DAOs for web3 disruption." In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Distributed Infrastructure for the Common Good (2022): 37-42.

Corballis, Tim, and Max Soar. "Utopia of abstraction: Digital organizations and the promise of sovereignty." Big Data & Society 9, no. 1 (2022): 20539517221084587.

Craß, Stefan, Andreas Lackner, Nedim Begic, Seyed Amid Moeinzadeh Mirhosseini, and Nicolas Kirchmayr. "Collaborative Administration of Role-Based Access Control in Smart Contracts." In 2022 4th Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS), IEEE (2022): 87-94.

Dounas, Theodoros, Elizabeth Voeller, Simon Prokop, and Jiri Vele. "The Architecture Decentralised Autonomous Organisation: a stigmergic exploration in architectural collaboration." In Pak, B., Wurzer, G. and Stouffs, R. (eds.) Co-creating the future: inclusion in and through design: proceedings of the 40th eCCADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design), 13-16 September 2022, Ghent, Belgium. Ghent: eCAADe, volume 1 (2022): 567-576.

Filipčić, S. "Web3 & DAOs: an overview of the development and possibilities for the implementation in research and education." In 2022 45th Jubilee International Convention on Information, Communication and Electronic Technology (MIPRO), IEEE (2022): 1278-1283.

Hellström, Erik. "Fair Voting System for Permissionless Decentralized Autonomous Organizations." Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology. (2022): 36.

Mahmoud, Amr Ibrahim Abbas. "Exploring the potential of DAOs: a comprehensive study of decentralized autonomous organizations." (2022).

Neumann, Victoria, Mike Harding, and Nigel Davies. "DAOing It as a Collective: Designing the Future of Decentralised Personal Health Data Sharing." In Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (2023): 1-8.

Orban, David, Penny Wong, and Esther Galfalvi. "Decentralization Report." SingularityNET. (2022).

Osipenko, Serafima, and Carsten Sørensen. "Tokens Matter." CIS 2022 Proceedings. 14. (2022).

Schneider, Bettina, Ruben Ballesteros, Pascal Moriggl, and Petra M. Asprion. "Decentralized Autonomous Organizations–Evolution, Challenges, and Opportunities." PoEM’ 2022 Workshop and Models at Work Papers, November 23-25, 2022, London, UK (2022).

Schot, Juri, Slinger Jansen, and Sergio Espana. "Setting Up a Decentralized Autonomous Organization." Secure SECO. (2022).

Siu, Jozef. "A Decentralized Governance Framework for Open Source Software Organizations." Master's thesis, Utrecht University: Netherlands (2022).


Bambara, Joseph J. "Decentralized Finance and Distributed Autonomous Organizations: On the Rise." Int'l. In-House Counsel J. 14 (2021): 1.

Beniiche, Abdeljalil. "Design and Investigation of Advanced Human-Centered Blockchain Technologies for the 6G Era." PhD diss., Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada (2021).

Brekke, Jaya Klara, Kate Beecroft, and Francesca Pick. "The dissensus protocol: Governing differences in online peer communities." Frontiers in Human Dynamics 3 (2021): 641731.

El Faqir, Youssef, Javier Arroyo, and Samer Hassan. "A Scalable Voting System: Validation of Holographic Consensus in DAOstack." HICSS (2021): 1-10.

Faqir-Rhazoui, Youssef, Javier Arroyo Gallardo, and Samer Hassan. "A Comparative Analysis of the Adoption of Decentralized Governance in the Blockchain Through DAOs." (2021).

Fischer, Aron, and María-Cruz Valiente. "Blockchain governance." Internet Policy Review 10, no. 2 (2021): 1-10.

Hassan, Samer, and Primavera De Filippi. "Decentralized autonomous organization." Internet Policy Review 10, no. 2 (2021): 1-10.

Hou, JiaChen, WenWen Ding, Xiaolong Liang, FengHua Zhu, Yong Yuan, and FeiYue Wang. "A study on decentralized autonomous organizations based intelligent transportation system enabled by blockchain and smart contract." In 2021 China Automation Congress (CAC), IEEE (2021): 967-971.

Liu, Lu, Sicong Zhou, Huawei Huang, and Zibin Zheng. "From technology to society: An overview of blockchain-based DAO." IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society 2 (2021): 204-215.

Mini, Tobias, Eleunthia Wong Ellinger, Robert W. Gregory, and Thomas Widjaja. "An Exploration of Governing via IT in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations." In Proceedings of the 42nd International Conference on Information Systems, Austin (2021).

Poltorak, Marta. "Is the Future of Corporations Decentralised?" Thesis of the University of Applied Sciences Europe: Germany (2021).

Rikken, Olivier, Marijn Janssen, and Zenlin Kwee. "The ins and outs of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs)." SSRN 3989559 (2021).

Rampoldi, Andrea. "Alternative financing mechanisms: DeSci and DAOs." Tesi di laurea Magistrale, Politecnico Milano: Italy (2021).

Rozas, David, Antonio Tenorio-Fornés, and Samer Hassan. "Analysis of the potentials of blockchain for the governance of global digital commons." Frontiers in Blockchain 4 (2021): 577680.


Anand, Parina, and Anamika Chauhan. "The advent of ownerless businesses: decentralised autonomous organisations." Int J Sci Technol Res 9, no. 2 (2020): 2848-2852.

Brol, Marcin. "The influence of blockchain technology on exchange safety and costs." Prace Naukowe Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego We Wrocławiu 64, no. 2 (2020).

Ducrée, Jens, Martin Etzrodt, Bert Gordijn, Max Gravitt, Sönke Bartling, Ray Walshe, and Tomás Harrington. "Blockchain for organizing effective grass-roots actions on a global commons: saving the planet." Frontiers in Blockchain 3 (2020): 33.

Ducrée, Jens, Max Gravitt, Ray Walshe, Sönke Bartling, Martin Etzrodt, and Tomás Harrington. "Open platform concept for blockchain-enabled crowdsourcing of technology development and supply chains." Frontiers in Blockchain 3 (2020): 586525.

El Faqir, Youssef, Javier Arroyo, and Samer Hassan. "An overview of decentralized autonomous organizations on the blockchain." In Proceedings of the 16th international symposium on open collaboration (2020) 1-8.

Guadiana, Gilberto, Tony Luo, Sung Won Lee, and Rushmin Khazanchi. "Asessing Blockchain Potential in Healthcare Project Management through the Colony dApp." Northwestern University Library (2020) 👉Colony Case Study of this Article

Houtan, Bahar, Abdelhakim Senhaji Hafid, and Dimitrios Makrakis. "A survey on blockchain-based self-sovereign patient identity in healthcare." IEEE Access 8 (2020): 90478-90494.

Karjalainen, Risto. "Governance in decentralized networks." Available at SSRN 3551099 (2020).

Tse, Nathan. "Decentralised autonomous organisations and the corporate form." Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 51, no. 2 (2020): 313-356.


Catlow, Ruth. "and commoning the arts." free libre (2019): 50.

Makridakis, Spyros, and Klitos Christodoulou. "Blockchain: Current challenges and future prospects/applications." Future Internet 11, no. 12 (2019): 258

Rikken, Olivier, Marijn Janssen, and Zenlin Kwee. "Governance challenges of blockchain and decentralized autonomous organizations." Information Polity 24, no. 4 (2019): 397-417.

Rocas-Royo, Marc. "Decentralization as a new framework for the sharing economy." In Handbook of the sharing economy, Edward Elgar Publishing (2019): 218-228.

Sims, Alexandra. "Blockchain and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs): The Evolution of Companies?" New Zealand Universities Law Review, (2019): 423-458.

Wang, Shuai, Wenwen Ding, Juanjuan Li, Yong Yuan, Liwei Ouyang, and Fei-Yue Wang. "Decentralized autonomous organizations: Concept, model, and applications." IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems 6, no. 5 (2019): 870-878.


Beutel, Theodor. "Decentralising power, competence and incentives—a case study on emerging visions in the Blockchain space." Master's dissertation. University of Edinburgh Business School (2018)

Freund, Andreas, and Danielle Stanko. "The wolf and the caribou: Coexistence of decentralized economies and competitive markets." Journal of Risk and Financial Management 11, no. 2 (2018): 26.

Mannan, Morshed. "Fostering worker cooperatives with blockchain technology: Lessons from the Colony project." Erasmus L. Rev. 11 (2018): 190

Wang, Fennie, Primavera De Filippi, Alexis Collomb, and Klara Sok. "Financing Open Blockchain Ecosystems: Toward Compliance and Innovation in Initial Coin Offerings." PhD diss., Blockchain Research Institute and COALA (2018)


Catlow, Ruth, Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones, and Sam Skinner, eds. Artists Re: Thinking the Blockchain. Vol. 1, no. 3rd. Torque editions, (2017). ISBN 9780993248740

Leonhard, Robert. "Corporate Governance on Ethereum's Blockchain." SSRN (2017)

Manski, Sarah. "Building the blockchain world: Technological commonwealth or just more of the same?." Strategic Change 26, no. 5 (2017): 511-522.

Menendez, Marcos, and María Macarena Palma Naranjo. "Setting up an organizational model & enabling tools for a decentralized and self-managed start-up." The Good Data Cooperative (2017).

Neuman, Nick. “Colony Whitepaper Review.Token Economy (2017)

Takagi, Soichiro. "Organizational impact of blockchain through decentralized autonomous organizations." International Journal of Economic Policy Studies 12 (2017): 22-41.


Garrod, Joel Z. "The real world of the decentralized autonomous society." tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique. Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society 14, no. 1 (2016): 62-77.

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