Organization of the News Industry


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Organization of the News Industry

Vis færre oplysninger Vang, Jan en_US 2009-02-04T10:26:33Z 2009-02-04T10:26:33Z 2003-11-06T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper the two canonical theories of the firm - transaction costs economics and the knowledge-based view of the firm – predictions on ‘make-or-buy’ are tested on the news industry. The news industry provides an interesting case on which to test the two theories since it is characterized by a high degree of urgency. Urgency refers to the need to catch and process inputs fast. A tendency that is becoming more widespread in other industries where the production cycle tends to be reduced. The test is don on original data on the newspaper industry collected by the author. The conclusions drawn are that that newspapers are organized differently than is predicted from the knowledge-based view of the firm and transaction cost economics. The newspapers do no specialize in core competencies measured in terms of topics covered. On the contrary, a precondition for outsourcing is well-developed competencies in house. The widespread use of integration cannot either be explained as a solution to hold up either, such as transaction cost economics predicts. The reason behind has to be sought in urgency. en_US
dc.format.extent 35 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DRUID working paper;2003-13 en_US
dc.subject.other nyhedsformidling en_US
dc.subject.other aviser en_US
dc.subject.other massemedier en_US
dc.subject.other transaktionsomkostningsteori en_US
dc.subject.other vidensintensive virksomheder en_US
dc.title Organization of the News Industry en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt03nov06 inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IVS en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IES
dc.idnumber x656312318 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2003 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The Case of 'Making-or-Buying' Articles en_US

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