nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2007‒11‒17
five papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University of the Piemonte Orientale

  1. Tourism as Mass-media: a suitable global Tool acting locally - a possible Option to appraise the European Heritage on the 21st Century By rotariu, ilie
  2. Individual Tariffs for Mobile Services: Theoretical Framework and a Computational Case in Mobile Music By Chen, H.; Pau, L-F.
  3. On the Efficiency of AC/DC: Bon Scott versus Brian Johnson By Robert Oxoby
  4. I distretti del gusto: Nuovi sistemi produttivi di loisir, tra deficit di politiche e i nuovi processi di sviluppo locale By Bortoletti Nico; Minardi Everardo
  5. Platform Competition in Pay-TV Market By Kasuga, Norihro; Manabu, Shishikura; Masanori, Kondo

  1. By: rotariu, ilie
    Abstract: During the sixties, tourism has turned into a mass movement. By comparison with the mass media, we can identify all basic characteristics of the latter: a location where the message is elaborated to be then spread through specific channels of distribution bearing in mind the same goals. Moreover, tourism as mass media allows the "target" to check the information on location during the trip, a kind of feed back that makes the information the more trustworthy. Virtual tourism has brought new challenges
    Keywords: mass media; tourism; virtual tourism
    JEL: A12
    Date: 2000
  2. By: Chen, H.; Pau, L-F. (Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), RSM Erasmus University)
    Abstract: This paper introduces individual tariffs at service and content bundle level in mobile communications. It gives a theoretical framework (economic, sociological) as well as a computational game solution method. The user can be an individual or a community. Individual tariffs are decided through interactions between the user and the supplier. A numerical example from mobile music illustrates the concepts.
    Keywords: Individual tariffs;mobile communication services;computational games;risks;
    Date: 2007–08–28
  3. By: Robert Oxoby
    Date: 2007–10–26
  4. By: Bortoletti Nico; Minardi Everardo
    Abstract: Sulla scorta di una revisione critica dei concetti di loisir, territorio, distretto, fiducia comunitaria, creatività, innovazione sociale, vengono ipotizzati dei distretti di produzione del gusto come elementi con dinamiche produttive assimilabili a quelle avute nelle regioni della c.d. Terza Italia, ma con uno specifico produttivo rivolto verso la dimensione estetica e simbolica dei territori. Vengono posti in evidenza alcuni meccanismi regolativi di questa nuova dimensione che viene evidenziata essere una dimensione non necessariamente alternativa ma co-esistente alla dimensione classica dello sviluppo economico locale. Vengono infine rilevati alcuni problemi di governance del locale che influenzano (negativamente) l’affermarsi di queste nuove forme di fruizione estetica dei luoghi, ma che possono trovare parziale soluzione nei processi di empowerment della partecipazione e della conoscenza comunitaria.
    Date: 2007–11
  5. By: Kasuga, Norihro; Manabu, Shishikura; Masanori, Kondo
    Abstract: In this paper, we undertake an empirical analysis of the current Japanese pay-TV market, where cable TV carriers and CS digital satellite carriers are the main players. After examining the factors for subscribing to pay-TV and the competitive situation in the market, we have the following findings; (1) Cable TV carriers promote high value-added service provision, such as bundling internet access, and these activities result in competitive superiority over CS carriers. (2) Cable TV carriers receiving bigger investment from local governments tend to gain higher rates of subscription, although they provide smaller numbers of channels with a low charge. (3) The number of terrestrial broadcasting channels which are transmitted via pay-TV carriers can have a large impact on competitive advantage when getting subscribers in the pay-TV market.
    Keywords: Platform Competition; Cable Television; Communication Satellite; Pay-TV; subscriber penetration; high-value added service
    JEL: L82 R22 L51
    Date: 2007–11–10

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