Media Economics

Cunningham, Stuart D., Flew, Terry, & Swift, Adam (2015) Media Economics. Key Concerns in Media Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

A concise introduction to the key ideas and issues in the study of media economics, drawing on a broad range of case studies - from Amazon and Twitter, to Apple and Netflix - to illustrate how economic paradigms are not just theories, but provide important practical insights into how the media operates today.

Understanding the economic paradigms at work in media industries and markets is vitally important for the analysis of the media system as a whole. The changing dynamics of media production, distribution and consumption are stretching the capacity of established economic paradigms.

In addition to succinct accounts of neo-classical and critical political economics, the text offers fresh perspectives for understanding media drawn from two 'heterodox' approaches: institutional economics and evolutionary economics. Applying these paradigms to vital topics and case studies, Media Economics stresses the value – and limits – of contending economic approaches in understanding how the media operates today. It is essential reading for all students of Media and Communication Studies, and also those from Economics, Policy Studies, Business Studies and Marketing backgrounds who are studying the media.

Table of Contents:

  1. Media Economics: The Mainstream Approach

  2. Critical Political Economy of the Media

  3. Institutional Economics

  4. Evolutionary Economics

  5. Case Studies and Conclusions

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ID Code: 39557
Item Type: Book
Keywords: Media Economics, Media, Culture, and Commuication, Creative Industries, Media Production, Distribution, and Consumption, Economic Paradigms
ISBN: 9780230293229
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
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Copyright Owner: Copyright Stuart Cunningham, Terry Flew and Adam Swift 2015
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Deposited On: 19 Jan 2015 01:48
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:44

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