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Leadership in the media industry: Changing contexts, emerging challenges
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Media Management and Transformation Centre.
2006 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The topic of leadership in the media industry is a compelling one. While other industries have leaders or captains, the media sector has moguls, magnates and barons. Randolph Hearst, William Paley, Henry Luce and Robert Maxwell represent some of the most controversial and flamboyant business leaders of recent times. And the current crop of contemporary media industry leaders – Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner and Steve Jobs – is no less charismatic.

However leadership is also a sprawling area of management theory characterised by ambiguity and controversy. This volume presents a selection of papers from an international conference on ‘Challenges at the Top: Leadership in Media Organizations’ which brought together researchers from around the world to confront these ambiguities, and explore and exchange opinions about this intriguing issue. The diversity and richness of the contributions in this book reflect the diversity and richness inherent in the practice of leadership as exercised in the media sector. The topic is still an under-researched field, and this book makes a contribution towards developing new theory, identifying fruitful areas for future study, and aiding understanding of the drivers of performance of media firms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Media Management and Transformation Centre, Jönköping International Business School , 2006. , 205 p.
JIBS Research Reports, ISSN 1403-0462 ; 2006-1
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Media Studies Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28090ISBN: 91-89164-66-0OAI: diva2:858737
Available from: 2015-10-05 Created: 2015-10-05 Last updated: 2015-10-05Bibliographically approved

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