Women's participation in the Australian digital content industry

Geneve, Anitza A. (2013) Women's participation in the Australian digital content industry. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


The research investigated women’s participation in the Australian Digital Content Industry, which encompasses both multimedia and games production. The Digital Content Industry is an area of growing economic and social significance, both in Australia and internationally. Women are under-represented in core Digital Content Industry work but there has been little theoretical or empirical investigation of the underlying issues. This research identified a range of influences on women’s participation and provides a better understanding of this complex social phenomenon by proposing that influences should be understood from the perspective of agent-driven mechanisms. The key contribution is a new theory - the Acts of Agency Theory - which was used to discuss the phenomenon and issues underpinning women’s participation and to recommend strategies that should foster greater participation of women in the Digital Content Industry.

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ID Code: 60898
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Nelson, Karen J., Christie, Ruth J., & Timbrell, Gregory T.
Keywords: Women, Digital Content Industry (DCI), Multimedia, Games, New Media, Human Agency, Multi-Theory Scaffold(MTS), Brisbane
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Anitza Geneve
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2013 23:57
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 09:22

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