Dr. Valerie-Anne Bleyen
Valérie-Anne Bleyen holds a Master Degree as Commercial Engineer from the Universiteit Hasselt and a PhD in Applied Economic Sciences (Commercial Engineer) from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2010), Belgium. Her PhD dissertation focused on the challenges facing Western European newspaper sites concerning their online revenue models and payment instruments. Currently, she is a senior researcher at the Market Innovation and Sector Transition department of SMIT (Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunication) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her current research interests include e-publishing, online payment instruments, digital television, platform theory and media innovation.