Location: Fordham Law School Building, Skadden Conference Center, 150 W 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Thursday, May 5 • 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Starting up in the Start Up Nation: A study of media entrepreneurs in Israel

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Entrepreneurship, the set of behaviors that leads to the creation of new enterprises, has invigorated the media sector in recent years just as information and communication technologies (ICTs) have disrupted established media businesses. Nowhere have the twin cycles of disruption and entrepreneurship been more evident than in Israel’s media sector. The disruptive effects of ICTs have been studied at length but media entrepreneurship, less so. This paper reports on a qualitative study of 12 media entrepreneurs in Israel. Findings include evidence that media entrepreneurship is often social entrepreneurship, that media entrepreneurs’ decision-making is marked by moral identity and moral imagination and that bricolage, Levi-Strauss’s notion of “making do with what is at hand” are central to the strategies of the entrepreneurs in the study.


Jenna Grzeslo

Penn State University

Anne Hoag

Associate Professor & Director, Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship, The Pennsylvania State University
Anne Hoag is associate professor of telecommunications and director of the Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship (CPSSE) which serves 87,000 Penn State students from more than 200 different majors. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of media entrepreneurship... Read More →
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Amit Schejter

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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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 →

Thursday May 5, 2016 1:30pm - 1:50pm EDT
Room Bateman Law School
  Media Entrepreneurship
  • Manuscript # 1137
  • Session # C21

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