News consumption in the digital age: Exploring the role and impact of social broadcasting networks

Palekar, Shailesh S (2016) News consumption in the digital age: Exploring the role and impact of social broadcasting networks. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This doctoral dissertation builds a conceptual theory-guided explanation of the dichotomous role of Social Broadcasting Networks such as Facebook and Twitter that benefit as well as pose a threat to traditional news firms. By empirically evidencing the news consumption of individuals, it shows how the influence of these networks and the influence in the networks impact two prime news consumption behaviors viz. switching and continuance. It explains the entanglement of technology and social activity and leads towards conceptualizing the unique phenomenon of 'Competing-Complementarity.'

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ID Code: 95788
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Sedera, Darshana & Tjondronegoro, Dian
Keywords: Social Broadcasting Networks, Competing-Complementarity, Social Media, News Media, Digital Social Networks, News Consumption, Post-IT Adoption, IT Switching, IT Continuance, Digital Business Strategy
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2016 23:16
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2016 23:16

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