Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Marlen Komorowski


Personal Description

The creative and cultural industries and especially the media industry represent a significant set of sectors that are developing in fast pace. Driven by these changes entirely new sectors have emerged (e.g. computer games, social media) and the industry is growing enormously profiting and being challenged by the technological advancements. This makes these industries not only very important for the economy and an interesting study object but this makes the sectors especially divers and harder to grasp than ever. As a researcher, my work focusses on media and creative industries-related projects, industry clustering, economic geography, ecosystem and value network analysis, new business models and the impact of the digitization on industries and firms.

I am currently doctoral candidate at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and work at imec-SMIT (Studies on Media, Innovation & Technology). I hold two Bachelor degrees (Bachelor of Honours in International Management, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Law) and completed my Master’s degree in International Communication Studies at VUB in 2013. My expertise lies in quantitative research methods as well as statistics and advanced research methodologies while focussing on media economics.

Key Publications

  • A novel typology of media Clusters
    Komorowski, M. (2017). A Novel Typology of Media Clusters. European Planning Studies, 25 (8), pp. 1334-1356.
    Open publication

  • Scenarios for a Belgian single sign-on solution
    Komorowski, M., Coppens, P., Van den Broeck, W. & Braet, O. (2016). Lowering the barriers for online cross-media usage: Scenarios for a Belgian single sign-on solution. Telematics and Informatics. Vol. 33(4), 916-924.
    Open publication

  • The Palgrave handbook of European media policy
    Donders, K., Pauwels, C., & Loisen, J. (Eds.). (2014). The Palgrave handbook of European media policy. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
    Open publication