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Technological Change and Innovation in Consumer Magazine Publishing: a UK-Based Study

Cox, Howard and Mowatt, Simon (2008) Technological Change and Innovation in Consumer Magazine Publishing: a UK-Based Study. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 20 (4). pp. 503-520. ISSN 1465-3990 (electronic) 0953-7325 (print)

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of research undertaken between 2002 and 2004 into the impact of technological change on the UK consumer magazine industry. The findings highlight patterns of innovation, both in the range of products (most notably monthly magazine titles) and the structure of organisations and work practices, which have tended to elude much of the contemporary debate within the “cultural industries” approach adopted in the media studies discipline. Instead, our analysis makes use of insights from the innovation literature to highlight the impact of technological discontinuities on the capabilities of both incumbent firms and new entrants. It also highlights the important and growing role that is being played in innovation-led industries through the adoption of organisational practices that find their origins in the traditions of project-based firms.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: historical studies, Media Industry, technology, Innovation; Consumer Magazines, Project Based Organisations
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Departments > Worcester Business School
Depositing User: Howard Cox
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2007 13:02
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2012 05:00
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/229

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