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A Research Agenda for Media Economics

Edited by Alan B. Albarran, Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas, US
Presenting cutting-edge thoughts on media economics, its history and development, and looking forward to its future, this timely book investigates the changing face of the field. With contributions from some of the most prominent media economics scholars in the world, this provocative and visionary Research Agenda covers theory development, consumer and audience demand, information and cultural goods, and technological dimensions.
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Publication Date: December 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 905 4
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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

Presenting cutting-edge thoughts on media economics, its history and development, and looking forward to its future, this timely book investigates the changing face of the field. With contributions from some of the most prominent media economics scholars in the world, this provocative and visionary Research Agenda covers theory development, consumer and audience demand, information and cultural goods, and technological dimensions.

Chapters explore globalisation, industry organisation, social and ethical aspects of media firms, new media viability and the historical eras of media economics. Presenting a range of streams of inquiry and topics needing more study and development, this Research Agenda looks at new and innovative ways to stimulate thought around key research questions and designs.

PhD students and advanced scholars of media studies and media economics will benefit from the expansion of basic concepts, theories and methods found in this key book. It will also be critical reading for media professionals looking to understand more about the impact and importance of contemporary media relations.
Contributors include: A.B. Albarran, Á. Arrese, M. Barrett, A.J. Coffey, C.A. Hollifield, W.-y. Hsu, C. Kolo, Y.-l. Liu, M. Medina, B.I. Mierzejewska, M.E. Gutiérrez-Rentería, U. Rohn, C. Shao, A. Sánchez-Tabernero, X. Zhang



Contents

Preface

1. Media Economics Research: A History of the Field
Alan B. Albarran

2. Advancing Media Economics Research Through Theory
Marianne Barrett and Chun Shao

3. Research Traditions in Media Economics
Amy Jo Coffey

4. Global Digital Networks and Global Media Systems: An Economic Perspective
Xiaoqun Zhang

5. Consumer Demand and Audience Behavior
Angel Arrese, Mercedes Medina and Alfonso Sanchez-Tebernero

6. Economics of Information and Cultural Goods
Bozena I. Mierzejewska and Castulus Kolo

7. Technological Dimensions and Media Economics
Yu-li Liu and Wen-yi Hsu

8. New Media Viability
C. Ann Hollifield

9. Industry Organization, Media Management and Media Economics
Ulrike Rohn

10. Social and Ethical Aspects of Media Economics Research
Maria Elena Gutierrez-Renteria

11. Challenges and Opportunities in Media Economics Research
Alan B. Albarran

Index