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Publication date: 1 April 2001

Helen Blair, Susan Grey and Keith Randle

Currently the “creative industries”, especially the British film industry, are receiving much popular attention. The aim of this paper is to present a description and…

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Currently the “creative industries”, especially the British film industry, are receiving much popular attention. The aim of this paper is to present a description and evaluation of employment in the film industry, and through doing so to challenge dominant populist and academic analyses of employment in this sector, as exemplified by the Labour government and a number of British and American academic commentators. These analyses are both premised on the apparent occurrence of an epoch breaking change in society, the balance of economic activity in society and the organisation of work. However, trends in employment practice over recent years, it would appear from the survey evidence and from other sources presented here, have not improved in the manner they could be expected to if such fundamental epochal change had occurred. Rather the data presented here point to much continuity in the employment relationship between capital and labour.

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Personnel Review, vol. 30 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

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Publication date: 10 August 2010

Bahar Durmaz, Stephen Platt and Tan Yigitcanlar

The paper aims to examine the role of creative industries in general and the film industry in particular for place‐making, spatial development, tourism, and the formation…

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Purpose

The paper aims to examine the role of creative industries in general and the film industry in particular for place‐making, spatial development, tourism, and the formation of creative cities.

Design/methodology/approach

The article reveals the preliminary findings of two case studies from Beyoglu, Istanbul, and Soho, London.

Findings

The research found a relation between place and creativity and the positive contribution to creativity of being in a city center. Among the creative industries, the film industry plays an important role in the economic and spatial development of cities by fostering endogenous creativeness, attracting exogenous talent, and contributing to the formation of places that creative cities require.

Originality/value

The paper raises interesting questions about the importance of place to creativity, also questioning whether creative industries can be a driver for regeneration.

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International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, vol. 4 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6182

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Publication date: 8 July 2014

Leona Bunting, Margaretha Herrman and Marita Johanson

The purpose of this study is to contribute knowledge about learning linked to the film industry by investigating how film producers reason about learning for and in the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to contribute knowledge about learning linked to the film industry by investigating how film producers reason about learning for and in the profession.

Design/methodology/approach

This study is based on semi-structured interviews with 20 film producers, both university and workplace trained (UWT) and workplace trained (WT). The content analysis is based on the transcribed dialogues. The study is empirical, explorative and qualitative.

Findings

The interviewees consider networks to be of utmost importance for gaining entrance to and continuously finding work in the film industry. They also reason about required knowing and what learning practices are available. Although formal education is not advocated by all, it can hold intrinsic value for the individual. Traditions of learning are being scrutinized, and critical reflection is replacing naivety and emotionality.

Practical implications

Different aims regarding learning in the formal education system and film industry result in a gap which needs to be bridged to challenge conserving and reproducing patterns of learning. Collaboration is suggested as a solution benefiting both the individual learner and the film industry. The resulting knowledge from this study can thus be used by the formal education system and the film industry when developing forms for collaboration surrounding learners of film production.

Originality/value

The focus presented in this paper of learning in and for film production has been sparingly addressed in previous research.

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Journal of Workplace Learning, vol. 26 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1366-5626

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Strategy.

Study level/applicability

This case can be used on a strategic management course in the second year of an MBA programme, any special elective course on the media and entertainment industry and in executive education programmes to demonstrate the application of strategic management concepts and frameworks.

Case overview

The Indian film industry was the largest in the world and the seventh largest in terms of revenue. Significant number of movies were made in languages such as Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada, with Hindi commanding the highest number. The film industry in Karnataka made movies in the Kannada language. The industry was plagued by a host of issues with the industry contributing just 2 per cent of the revenues and box office success rate at just around 25 per cent. The state government had set up Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy with the objective of promotion and development of the movie industry in Karnataka. The Chairman of the academy, Shailesh Singh, was extremely concerned about the poor success rate of Kannada movies and was contemplating various options of reviving the ailing Kannada movie industry.

Expected learning outcomes

The expected learning outcomes are as follows: application of strategic management frameworks in the context of the movie industry; analysis of industry issues from the long-term and short-term perspectives; study of different entities in the movie industry and the roles they play and their interdependence; applying learning to suggest survival strategies in an extremely competitive market; and insights into the role of government in the media/entertainment industry.

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Teaching Notes are available for educators only. Please contact your library to gain login details or email support@emeraldinsight.com to request teaching notes.

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CSS 11: Strategy.

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Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, vol. 7 no. 3
Type: Case Study
ISSN: 2045-0621

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Publication date: 6 September 2010

Herwina Rosnan, Mohd Nazari Ismail and Norzaidi Mohd Daud

The study aims to examine the impact of globalization of film business on the Malaysian film industry.

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Purpose

The study aims to examine the impact of globalization of film business on the Malaysian film industry.

Design/methodology/approach

Interviews were conducted as the primary source of information from film industry players in Malaysia.

Findings

Globalization of film business gives an impact on the Malaysian film industry.

Research limitations/implications

This paper focuses on the Malaysian film industry and concentrates only on globalization of film business impact.

Practical implications

The results provide insights to the Malaysian film sector and other organizations of similar structure of how they could manage business strategies for improved business performance.

Originality/value

This paper is perhaps one of the first to investigate the impact of globalization on the Malaysian film industry.

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Business Strategy Series, vol. 11 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1751-5637

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Publication date: 14 December 2020

Ngozi Okpara

Over the years, the impact of Nollywood on the promotion and development of Nigerian culture has cut across geographical boundaries. In terms of film production quality…

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Over the years, the impact of Nollywood on the promotion and development of Nigerian culture has cut across geographical boundaries. In terms of film production quality, the industry has made significant progress, even though there remains great room for improvement. In recent times, output from the industry gained global recognition, with films such as Lion Heart, King of Boys and Chief Daddy, to mention a few, attaining great landmarks in the film world in 2019. A significant feature in the Nigerian film industry is the wealth of diversity which reflects the true Nigerian nation. The involvement of Igbo indigenes in the Nollywood industry has helped put the Nollywood ideology into the consciousness of Nigerians and the world. Therefore, this chapter examines the relevance of the Igbo traditional business model in sustaining the dominance of Igbos in the distribution network of films in the Nigerian film industry, also known as Nollywood.

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Publication date: 12 October 2011

Fabrizio Perretti

In current research on market categories, hybridity (i.e., the association of organizations and/or the products they offer with multiple category memberships) represents…

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In current research on market categories, hybridity (i.e., the association of organizations and/or the products they offer with multiple category memberships) represents an important issue with many practical implications, especially for project-based forms of organizations. This chapter explores the evolution of hybridity and the conditions under which different kinds of project-based organizations develop hybrid projects. By studying the feature film industry in the United States from 1920 until 1970, this chapter contrasts the current perspective based on status-organizing processes and suggests that hybridity is a population-level process that can be interpreted as the result of the construction and interplay of different identities, and on the dynamic of the identity dimensions employed by different actors in such effort. The chapter shows that the development and construction of the identity of a temporary organization is different from other types of organizations, and is linked to identification processes both at the organizational level, with the company or with specific individuals in key roles, and at the institutional/collective level, with pure (single-category) and hybrid (multi-category) genres. This chapter highlights the mutual interactions and constraints between these two levels in different life stages of the film industry.

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Project-Based Organizing and Strategic Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78052-193-0

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Publication date: 16 April 2020

Hwy-Chang Moon and Wenyan Yin

This conceptual paper aims to explore under what conditions multinational companies (MNCs) are more likely to internationalize through externalization modes.

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Purpose

This conceptual paper aims to explore under what conditions multinational companies (MNCs) are more likely to internationalize through externalization modes.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper complements previous studies by proposing three industry-specific factors that affect MNCs’ decision for externalization. It then applies this framework to the case of Korean MNCs’ strategic choice when entering the Chinese film market which is highly regulated by the government, to illustrate how such a framework works in practice.

Findings

This paper suggests that MNCs are more likely to choose externalization entry modes under the three industry conditions: when the business grows fast, when there are best practices of industry standard and when the business requires multi-competence. It also shows that the three conditions explain well the growing Korea–China co-productions in the Chinese film market.

Practical implications

This paper provides useful implications for the government’s regulatory effectiveness. The protectionist policies of the host government are valid only in an industry where the three conditions are met, as they increase the possibility of domestic firms’ participation by encouraging foreign MNCs to shift their entry mode from sole venture toward alliances with domestic firms.

Originality/value

This paper enriches the entry-mode research by indicating that MNCs’ externalization decisions need to consider these industry-specific factors. In addition, it also contributes to the understanding on why some countries maintain their high attractiveness for foreign MNCs, whereas other countries do not, given the similar level of restrictive government regulations.

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Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, vol. 35 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0885-8624

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Publication date: 24 December 2016

Adetokunbo Olugbenga Abiola

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Innovation Africa
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78560-310-5

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Publication date: 13 July 2020

Rashmi Dyondi, Shishir Kumar Jha and Arunima Haldar

This paper aims to examine the strategic issues of risk for independent theatrical film distributors in the Hindi film industry in India.

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Purpose

This paper aims to examine the strategic issues of risk for independent theatrical film distributors in the Hindi film industry in India.

Design/methodology/approach

The study adopted qualitative grounded theory approach to explore contextually relevant strategic issues of risk for independent theatrical film distributors. Semi-structured in-depth interviews with Hindi film distributors helped to gain explorative insights about the risk behaviour of film distributors operating in Mumbai “circuit”.

Findings

The findings suggest that risk faced by distributors is a function of product (film content) features, contractual terms, resources such as finance and strength of strategic alliances with the producers. The study develops a business risk model for the film distributors from a series of propositions.

Originality/value

The paper contributes to the literature on motion picture industry by highlighting the importance of distribution risk in the film value chain.

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International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol. 29 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1934-8835

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