Call for Papers
2017: Volume 10, Issue 1
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
in Media Markets
Dr. Datis Khajeheian
Media organizations operate in an industry that is characterized by intensive competition. To survive in this highly competitive industry, firms have to be equipped with entrepreneurial abilities to invent new combinations of available resources to meet the market needs and to deliver the value proposition. Based on the organizational ecology approach, just as species seek for food and safety, media firms are in continuous search for resources, demanding markets with low levels of competition. In an era of rapid technology advances, new markets emerge and create provision for large media organizations and enterprises.
However, the discovery, selection, and moving into the right emerging market by a media firm (large or small) requires entrepreneurship, innovation, and a clear understanding of the existing opportunities. The emergence of new markets, in essence, is a product of change: change in technology; change in society; change in rules and regulations; and change in consumption patterns. These four major categories of change enable the appearance of new opportunities and the diminishing of existing opportunities. Innovation is a change factor. Based on innovative changes in the product, process, position, and paradigm, an organization continues to deliver freshness to the media markets.
There are two approaches to creating markets opportunities: opportunity creation and opportunity discovery. Schumpeterian approach focuses on the creation of opportunities by creative destruction. In this approach entrepreneurs create opportunity by innovation. Another approach is Kirznerian, which focuses on the discovery of opportunities and argues that there are existing opportunities in the market and entrepreneurs should find them.
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Call for Themes
Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition invites thematic proposals (400-500 words) for future issues.
GMJ -- CE welcomes themes that examine the broad boundaries of communication and media studies, including, but not limited to, print media, broadcasting, radio, advertising, public relations, information and communication technologies, emerging media, alternative media, political communication, political economy of communication, journalism, research methodology, rhetoric, cultural studies, media effects, media ethics, communications law and policy, and so on. Given that the themes covered by this journal have implications that transcend national borders, proposed themes need not focus exclusively on Canada.
Topics related to the above specializations are numerous. However, priority for future issues of GMJ -- CE is given to themes that encompass the following topics:
- Communication and Empire
- Crises and Conflicts
- Communication and Media Ethics
- Economics of Communication
- Foreign Policy, National Security, and Terrorism
- Human Rights
- Immigration and Citizenship
- Innovation, regulation, and control
- Mobile Technologies and Digital Consumption
- Ethnicity and Identity
Theme proposals should be sent electronically as Word Document attachments to Dr. Mahmoud Eid at gmj@uOttawa.ca.