nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2019‒09‒02
four papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. The Effects of Internet Book Piracy: Case of Comics By Tatsuo Tanaka
  2. Coexistence between Digital TV Broadcasting and Cellular Systems in UHF: Policy Implications By Abdelghany, M.; Digham, F.
  3. Motivation for TV white space: An explorative study on Africa for achieving the rural broadband gap By Oliver, Miquel; Majumder, Sudip
  4. Bend but don't break: a case study on the cultural entrepreneurial process in the publishing industry By Monica Calcagno; Rachele Cavara; Nunzia Coco

  1. By: Tatsuo Tanaka (Faculty of Economics, Keio University)
    Abstract: In this study, the effects of internet book piracy in the case of the Japanese comic book market were examined using direct measurement of product level piracy ratio and a massive deletion project as a natural experiment. Total effect of the piracy is negative to the legitimate sales, but panel regression and difference-in-difference analysis consistently indicated that the effect of piracy is heterogeneous: piracy decreased the legitimate sales of ongoing comics, whereas increased the legitimate sales of completed comics. The latter result is interpreted as follows: piracy reminds consumers of past comics and stimulates sales in that market.
    Keywords: copyright, comic, piracy, Internet, DID
    JEL: D12 L82 M3 O34
    Date: 2019–08–08
  2. By: Abdelghany, M.; Digham, F.
    Abstract: The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) decided to conduct a review of the spectrum usage in the 470-694 MHz frequency band at WRC-23 to study possible introduction of primary mobile service allocation in this frequency band that is currently utilized by Digital terrestrial TV broadcasting systems. Introducing new primary allocation for a service in a frequency band would require an examination of the coexistence between the new service and other incumbents. The frequency band 470-694 MHz is currently allocated to the broadcasting service on a primary basis in all three ITU regions and is used predominantly for the delivery of television broadcasting. In this case, it is required to assess the coexistence possibility between the incumbent broadcasting service (represented by DVB-T as digital TV system) and the new mobile service (represented by LTE as cellular system) in UHF below 694 MHz. The objective of this paper is to recommend a minimum frequency separation (guard band) between DVB-T and LTE based on a coexistence approach that promotes global spectrum harmonization in the 470-694 MHz frequency band, and to highlight the possible implications of this approach on the work of WRC-23 towards having a new co-primary mobile service allocation below 694 MHz in UHF.
    Keywords: Cellular-Broadcasting coexistence,Spectrum harmonization,UHF spectrum policy,Digital Dividend 3,WRC-23
    Date: 2019
  3. By: Oliver, Miquel; Majumder, Sudip
    Abstract: Emergence of digital broadcasting is the key index of the new horizons of communication and media environment. In this paper we will discuss how TVWS, the resultant of digital switchover is approaching for becoming a financially rewarding solution in terms of rural areas than the other cellular technologies i.e 3G and 4G or even for upcoming 5G. We will analyze the standpoint of digital switchover around the globe and will try to the look at the white space capacity. There has been several TVWS pilot testing all over the world, specially in Africa region and we will try to evaluate their inclusive performance as they match the needs to deploy mobile broadband in rural and low-density areas. After shortly presenting the case, we will try to measure the potential of TVWS technology in terms of the other regions around the world which share the same teletraffic profile and socio-economic condition. Also we will try to present the importance of regulatory issues with ICT strategies and market development with propos
    Date: 2019
  4. By: Monica Calcagno (Dept. of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venice); Rachele Cavara (Dept. of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venice); Nunzia Coco (Dept. of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venice)
    Abstract: Research on cultural industries has attracted considerable interest on cultural entrepreneurs as agents in complex interaction with multiple and evolving contexts. The study aims to capture the complexity and intensity of these relationships, exploring entrepreneurship as a journey driven by cultural and social dynamics on one side, and economic needs on the other. The investigation is an inductive inquiry carried out through an in-depth analysis of a single revelatory case in the publishing industry. Focusing on the relational process through which the entrepreneur and the context are co-created, the paper analyzes the entrepreneurial journey through the identification of three major stages: Divergence, Identity construction, and Institutionalization.
    Keywords: Cultural entrepreneurship, co-creation, narrative.
    JEL: Z11
    Date: 2019–03

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