nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2007‒12‒15
four papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
University of the Piemonte Orientale

  1. The Demand for and the Supply of Pluralism: a Model of Media Market. By Maria Rosa Battaggion; Alessandro Vaglio
  2. Competition in TV-Distribution - A framework and applications to Sweden By Bergman, Mats; Stennek, Johan
  3. Global-local linkages, Spillovers and Cultural Clusters: Theoretical and Empirical insights from an exploratory study of Torontos Film Cluster. By Chaminade, Cristina; Vang-Lauridsen, Jan

  1. By: Maria Rosa Battaggion; Alessandro Vaglio
    Date: 2007–11
  2. By: Bergman, Mats (Uppsala University); Stennek, Johan (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)
    Abstract: The purpose of this report is to investigate how well competition in the TV-industry works, primarily focusing on distribution. For this purpose we suggest a framework of analysis and, at the same time, we apply this framework to the Swedish market. Even if our focus will be distribution services, we will need to paint a broader picture, including contents providers, channels, pay-TV operators, advertisers, viewers and other market participants. While our assessment is primarily based on economic analysis of the market, we also aim to integrate the economic analysis with the traditional methodology of competition law. We will therefore go into some details of how the relevant markets should be defined. The report concludes with an in-depth investigation of three current issues in the Swedish market.<p>
    Keywords: television; distribution; cable; satellite; IPTV; terrestrial; telecommunications; competition; oligopoly; competition policy; regulation
    JEL: L00 L40
    Date: 2007–12–11
  3. By: Chaminade, Cristina; Vang-Lauridsen, Jan
    Abstract: This paper illustrates the importance of global-local linkages in cultural cluster-studies by discussing the impact of Hollywoods runway productions on the indigenous film cluster in Toronto, Canada. While global-local linkages are at the forefront of the current debate in cluster studies, the discussion has not yet permeated the research on cultural clusters. The paper identifies the limitations to the dominant models, inserts global-local linkages in the literature and applies it empirically. The inclusion of the global linkages in the analysis of the Toronto film cluster provides a new insight into the current development barriers faced by the indigenous film industry. The paper suggests how Hollywoods offshoring and outsourcing activities to Toronto can be transformed into positive spillovers for the indigenous film cluster.
    JEL: O31 O32 O33 O34 O38 N5 O47 R58
    Date: 2007
  4. By: Bodea, Gabriela; Mustata, Razvan V.
    Abstract: Communication expresses the connections between the purposes and the instruments used by a transmitter of a message. Inside the cultural grounds generated by a society – defining for the system of values of a community, it may as well facilitate, complicate or even erase any connection between individual and language. In a binary system determined by what is acquired and what is innate, the cultural factor reveals its multiple meanings, and besides any stream of appearances the two initiate a reciprocal determination. As culture is a guarantee of the functionality of a behavior, the success of an organization also depends upon the communication between the employees but as well of the connection between managerial decisions and their practice. Thus the cultural differences between the employees have to be taken into consideration, and mostly they have to be reduced so as not to transform into conflicts. Still, at times, it is these differences proper which make for the value of the idiom like „unity in diversity” and also define intercultural communication. For such a context like the business one the impact of the professional culture on a more general one is highly decisive. The assimilation of the organizational culture is accomplished by acknowledging and promoting the landmarks of the national culture while its development finds its own landmarks in notions like: the vocation, the effort and the imagination of the ones involved in initiating and maintaining a business. Consequently, the present analysis attempts to express the correspondence between the mental map of a population (its bias for certain values) and the predominant pattern of the organizational culture of that particular country.
    Keywords: Communication; Culture; Intercultural Communication; Image of the Organization; Organizational Culture
    JEL: F0 F5 A1 M2
    Date: 2007–12–11

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