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From Multi Channel Publishing towards a Ubiquitous Media Environment
Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9439-0764
Halmstad University, School of Information Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering (IDE), Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS), Man and Information technology laboratory (MI-lab).
2008 (English)In: Journal of Graphic Technology, ISSN 1544-9599, E-ISSN 1544-9602, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 126-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As most of today’s media houses publish in multiple channels, they also exist in a multitude of infrastructures. Given the ongoing diffusion of personal computers, handheld devices, and mobile telephones as well as the advent of new technologies such as the epaper, a new type of ubiquitous media environment is emerging. Drawing on this background we address the research question what are the challenges when aligning a new promising technology (such as the e-paper) with existing value networks enabling value creation in ubiquitous media environments? In this paper we report from a study with newspaper publishers in Sweden, Belgium, France and the Netherlands consisting of 18 interviews and 9 workshops. The findings show that value networks in a multiple channel publishing environment are closely related to infrastructure environment. The nature of ubiquitous media environment will have implications on value networks openness and flexibility. Value networks will need a fluid structure to cope with changes in very short cycles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rochester, NY: TAGA, Technical Association of the Graphic Arts , 2008. Vol. 4, no 3, p. 126-148
Keywords [en]
Multi Channel Publishing, E-paper, Ubiquitous media environment
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2111Local ID: 2082/2506OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-2111DiVA, id: diva2:239329
Available from: 2008-11-07 Created: 2008-11-07 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved
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1. Digital Innovation in the Value Networks of Newspapers
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2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

After decades of digital developments, we are now entering a truly digital era. Digital information and communication technology has become a naturally embedded part ofthe designed environment we live in. Most parts of life are today pervaded by digital products and services. Evidence of such immersion can be noted in, for instance, media consumption. This development is gradually shaping and cultivating a media environment that is ubiquitous. Such ubiquity is manifested in media’s constant presence and thechanges in media consumption in the purview of digital innovation. Indeed, digital innovation is not only a shift in technology. It alters existing value networks and calls forrethinking existing value perceptions. While this disruptive change driven by digitizationcan be found in many industries, this thesis focuses on its impact on value networks in thenewspaper industry.The digitization of newspapers started with the introduction of the internet in the 90´sand soon emerged into new media innovations. While these new media innovations have not replaced existing media, they have been disruptive to newspaper value networks. Recently, the emergence of yet another digital innovation is specifically interesting whenstudying changes to value networks of the newspaper industry: the e-paper. This innovation (a screen technology very close to print on paper) exhibits inherent valuesthat make future replacement of print on paper a possibility. It is therefore regarded as avery promising technology in the newspaper industry. This thesis can be positioned at the intersection of the friction between forces to embarkon a new media trajectory and forces to hang on to the established structures andcontrol. The research question addressed in this thesis is: How are value networks of newspapers influenced by digital innovation? Addressing the research question, a multimethod approach was adopted to gain a broad understanding of how digital innovationinfluences value networks of newspapers. Drawing on digital innovation literature, the thesis presents a theoretical perspective with which to understand how digital innovation influences value networks. This perspective is instantiated as a model of value network configuration. The model emphasizes the multi-layered, dynamic, dialectic, and diametrical character of value networks in digital innovation. The model is offered as abasis and analytical tool to further explore value networks in digital innovation. This tool is useful for newspaper stakeholders when entering the digital era.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet, 2009. p. 201
Series
Gothenburg studies in informatics, ISSN 1400-741x ; 42
Keywords
digital innovation, value network, value network configuration, ubiquitous media environment, e-paper, e-newspaper, newspaper industry
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-14056 (URN)978-91-628-7877-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-09-25, IT universitetet, Hus Patricia, Torg 2 (vån 2), Forskningsgången 6, Göteborg, 13:15 (English)
Available from: 2011-01-11 Created: 2011-01-03 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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