Commercialize vs Commodification - What's the difference?

commercialize | commodification |


As a verb commercialize

is to apply business methodology to something in order to profit.

As a noun commodification is

the assignment of a commercial value to something previously valueless.

commercialize

English

Alternative forms

* commercialise (UK)

Verb

(commercializ)
  • to apply business methodology to something in order to profit
  • to exploit something for maximum financial gain, sometimes by sacrificing quality
  • See also

    * monetize

    commodification

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia commodification)
  • The assignment of a commercial value to something previously valueless.
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  • *:Subcultures tend to go through continual cycles of commodification and resistance to that commodifcation.