Tom Evens

Tom Evens is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium. He holds Masters Degrees in Communication Sciences (2005) and Business Administration (2006) from Ghent University. Tom teaches in Media Economics (Ba1), Media Structures and Policy (Ba3) and Business Model Innovation in Media and Technology (Ma). In 2013, Tom finished his PhD on the political economy of the television industry. He specialises in the economics and policies of digital media and technology markets, and has widely published on the media business in international peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Together with Petros Iosifidis and Paul Smith, he is the author of The Political Economy of Television Sports Rights (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Digital Television, Internet Policy Review and Journal of Media Business Studies. He is the head of the Media Policy and Regulation special interest group of the European Media Management Association (emma) and head of the Media Industries & Policy division of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association (NeFCA). He has been appointed an independent expert member of the SARC Media. Topics of interest: media industries, media policy, sports media rights, business models, media distribution, digital radio, press subsidies


Recent Publications

 Evens, T. (2017). Market Structure and Innovation Policies in Belgium. In: H. Van Kranenburg (Ed.), Innovation Policies in the European News and Media Industry: A Comparative Study (pp. 25-36). Berlin: Springer.

Evens, T. & Van Damme, K. (2016). Consumers’ willingness to share personal data: implications for newspapers’ business models. International Journal on Media Management (special issue: Big Data and Media Management), 18(1), 25-41

Evens, T.; Iosifidis, P. & Smith, P. (2013). The Political Economy of Television Sports Rights. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.