Location: Fordham Law School Building, Skadden Conference Center, 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
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Wednesday, May 4 • 10:50am - 11:10am
An Organizational Analysis of a Rural Kansas Media Tradition

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This study employs an organizational ecology analysis to identify how family values may shape organizational evolution. Family-owned, rural news media businesses provide unique insights on the organizational ecology of media industries. Using a case study approach, a family-owned, rural media company that has survived for more than one hundred years is explored. The business itself has existed in various iterations over the years, but the practices and guiding principals have remained intact for five generations. Findings indicate family-owned business models are largely rooted in family values. Rural media businesses must tailor content to demands of rural markets. Strong family values are inextricably linked to the survival of a family business.


David Kaye

Kansas State University
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Angela Powers

Professor, Kansas State University
Angela M. Powers a professor at Kansas State University. Her research appears in journals such as Journal of Media Economics and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. As a visiting scholar in the Middle East, she served as consultant at national media such as Al-Ahram in... Read More →
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Jingyan Zhao

Graduate Teaching Asistant, Kansas State University
Jingyan Zhao is a graduate student in Kansas State University and she is in her second year. Her area is in advertising, and she founded an advertising agency in China with her friends when she was an undergraduate student. This academic year she has two conference papers. One is... Read More →

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John Oliver

Bournemouth University
Dr John Oliver is an Associate Professor of Media Management and an experienced academic who has published in international media and business journals. As an executive trainer, he has delivered programmes in Media Strategy to directors, managers and producers from across the European... Read More →

Wednesday May 4, 2016 10:50am - 11:10am EDT
Costantino A Law School
  Strategic Management
  • Manuscript # 1005
  • Session # B12