Proposal: What are the common paths towards becoming a DAO, and what are the problems that block that progress?

Research Question

What are the common paths towards becoming a DAO, and what are the problems that block that progress?

Team

RnDAO is an innovation center, funded by DAOs to serve DAOs, with a mandate to ship research and tools that make decentralised operations easier, thus facilitating mainstream DAO adoption
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The Work

There are a number of academic models and theories that could inform and frame our research. In preparation for qualitative and field studies, we would collect, read, and analyze the academic research on networked organizational structures.

Concretely, over the course of 1 month, we’ll engage a small team of user researchers, a facilitator, and a project manager (our research team) to:

  • Engage with at least 4 Organisational Science, Management, and Leadership professors and researchers (academic partners) for literature recommendations on the topic of the research question.
  • An event/workshop with our academic partners (and potentially industry partners) to unpack the research question.
  • Digesting and summarising the suggested literature into
    • A general public article
    • An academic research summary

Other Research Outputs

  • Database of reviewed models of Organizational Analysis - what are the models, different lenses with which to look at organizations?
  • Database of reviewed case studies of other cooperative or profit-oriented organizations exhibiting self-management or networked-organisation patterns.
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Hi @danielo I’m an academic researcher in the field and would love to speak further with you to help with this research. Feel free to message me and we’ll set up a call. ~Quinn

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