Professional development and social networks in digital content industry micro businesses

Campana, Giuseppe (2014) Professional development and social networks in digital content industry micro businesses. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This study explores the professional development strategies of digital content professionals in Australian micro businesses. This thesis presents the argument that as these professionals are working in cutting edge creative fields where digital technology drives ongoing change, formal education experiences may be less important than for other professionals, and that specific types of online and face-to-face socially mediated informal learning strategies may be critical to currency. This thesis documents the findings of a broad survey of industry professionals' learning needs and development strategies, in conjunction with rich data from in-depth interviews and social network analyses.

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ID Code: 71764
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Bridgstock, Ruth & Hearn, Greg
Keywords: Professional development, Social network, Informal learning, Formal education and training, Learning network, Micro business, Digital content industry
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2014 00:48
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 05:41

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