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Wednesday, May 4 • 10:50am - 11:10am
The Characteristics of Local Media Clusters: An Integrated Approach

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Within industry cluster studies, especially media clusters have recently gained interest from the scientific and political world. However, there is no common agreement on a comparative framework that integrates the various facets of the phenomenon. After a thorough revision of existing literature, this article proposes a framework into which empirical observations and theoretical considerations can be placed. Within the literature on (media) clusters, this paper finds several parameters: place, proximity, pertinence, profile, path-dependency, policy, and performance. We argue that these seven parameters - 7Ps - provide a solid foundation to grasp the dynamics of media clusters, which are composed of three essential entities: media institutions, media workers and media communities. We argue that the integrative and multidisciplinary framework brings together the existing heterogeneous approaches towards media clusters into one suitable analysis model.

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Marlen Komorowski

Reseacher and Doctoral Candidate, SMIT-VUB-MCB
Media cluster, spatial analysis, economical impact analysis, media innovation, media networks, etc.

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Alan Albarran

University of North Texas
Alan B. Albarran is a Full Professor and former Chair of the Department of Media Arts at the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas, USA. He has authored/edited 14 books including The Media Economy, 2nd ed. (forthcoming), Management of Electronic Media, 6th ed. (2017), and The... Read More →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:50am - 11:10am EDT
Room Bateman Law School
  Media Entrepreneurship
  • Manuscript # 1101
  • Session # B11