111 research outputs found

    A novel typology of media clusters

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    Is the clustering of audio-visual companies in London’s Soho really the same as the clustering of Berlin’s new media industry? The media cluster approach has gained a lot of attention not only in academia, but also in political discourse. But, as appealing as the media cluster concept is, one of the most fundamental issues is the comparability of the phenomenon. This article tackles this issue and an analysis of 43 case studies has been conducted. The case studies have been grouped to find a new typology for media clusters. The research revealed six different types: The Creative Region, the Giant Anchor, the Specialized Area, the Attracting Enabler, the Real Estate and the Pooling Initiative. The typologies showed that they distinguish especially in their geographical scale and specialization in media activities, while at the same time cluster types can be found in the same area. They are driven by four rationales: agglomeration, urbanization, localization economies and artificial formation

    Identifying industry clusters: a critical analysis of the most commonly used methods

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    This paper analyses the most commonly used methods to identify industry clusters by applying them to Brussels’ media industry data. The results are compared and benefits as well as limitations are highlighted. The resulting implications for industry cluster research and policy-making are subsequently discussed. It is found that a mixed-methods approach (compared with the application of a single method) can reveal important patterns of industry cluster formation, and that future research should make purpose-driven choices on methods based on known limitations and benefits within the research process

    Deliverable 2.1: Report on theoretical framework: Media institutions' activities and networks

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    This report is dedicated to Work Package 2 – Media organisations’ characteristics and value chain. Work Package 2 is committed to the analysis of the media institutions1 integrated in the media clusters of Brussels and focuses on a socio-economical analysis of the actors from a macro view. The Deliverable was built on the findings of Deliverable 1.1a and 1.1.b. The output of this Deliverable shall guide the mapping of the media institutions through investigating the characteristics of media institutions. Based on these findings, an extensive list of media institutions will be extracted from available data sources and mapped, which will be presented in Deliverable 2.2. Additionally, the findings of delineating media institutions will be also used in other media institution-related Deliverable

    Deliverable 2.2a: Database on media organizations within Belgium

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    This database is part of Work Package 2 – Media organisations’ characteristics and value chain. Work Package 2 is committed to the analysis of the media institutions integrated in the media clusters of Brussels and focuses on a socio-economical analysis of the actors from a macro view. The database was built on the findings of Deliverable 2.1 and creates the first research step of Work Package 2 towards a quantitative analysis of the media clusters in Belgium. The output of this Deliverable is an extensive database of media institutions that will be used for further analysis in Deliverable 2.3

    Deliverable 2.3a: Report on data analysis - Brussels’ media industry

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    This report as part of the Media Clusters Brussels project (www.mediaclusters.brussels) is dedicated to Work Package 2 – Media organisations’ characteristics and value chain. Work Package 2 is committed to the analysis of the media institutions integrated in the media clusters of Brussels. This Deliverable focuses on an economic impact analysis of the actors from a macro view. The Deliverable was built on the findings of Deliverable 1.1a, 2.1 and 2.2b. The output of this Deliverable is an overview of the media landscape of Belgium highlighting Brussels’ role and the impact the media industry has on the economy. Localization and key data of the media industry and media clusters are delivered to reflect on first insights regarding two of the P parameters established in Work Package 1, the population (pertinence) and profile of media institutions (see Deliverable 1.1b). The findings will be used to support the future research of Deliverable 2.3b and to support the research findings of future Deliverables in Work Package 3

    To be or not to be the media industry – Delineation to a fuzzy concept

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    Even though media industry studies are on the rise, there is a major issue: the concept itself is “fuzzy”. The goal of this paper is to shed light on the concept. To do so, the paper analyses existing approaches, combining academic references as well as sources commonly used by practitioners (e.g. the OECD, the EU, DCMS). It allows to give three delineations to the media industry: (1) A novel theoretical delineation, (2) a sectoral delineation, and (3) a delineation through the NACE statistical classification system. The main research findings are: (i) the development of a so-called circling model that shows how “mediated content” is at the core of the definition of the media industry; (ii) through the convergence tendencies, many different media activities can play a supporting or facilitating role; (iii) a list of NACE codes to guide statistical analysies

    Deliverable 2.2b: Database on media organizations within Belgium UPDATE

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    This database is part of Work Package 2 – Media organisations’ characteristics and value chain. Work Package 2 is committed to the analysis of the media institutions integrated in the media clusters of Brussels and focuses on a socio-economical analysis of the actors from a macro view. The database was built on the findings of Deliverable 2.1 and creates the first research step of Work Package 2 towards a quantitative analysis of the media clusters in Belgium. The output of this Deliverable is an extensive database of media institutions that will be used for further analysis in Deliverable 2.3. This Deliverable 2.2b is the updated database of Deliverable 2.2a

    Innovation ecosystems in Europe: First outline of an innovation ecosystem index

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    What criteria define a successful innovation ecosystem?Innovation takes increasingly place in innovation ecosystems. Innovation ecosystems allow its members to share resources and collaborate which are seen as essential to create innovation. This is why innovation ecosystems are increasingly established and supported by public and private organisations. But, managers of innovation ecosystems are facing many challenges and a lot of questions about innovation ecosystems are still unanswered. Imec – SMIT – VUB on behalf of the Digital Transition Partnership which brings cities, EU countries and the European Commission together, has conducted a study to find the influencing criteria of innovation ecosystems in Europe and to support managers of innovation ecosystems with new insights. The study was based on a survey conducted in June 2019, in which 325 experts of innovation ecosystems in Europe have shared their insights and knowledge. Information on a total of 247 innovation ecosystems could be collected and analysed. Data was collected from 35 countries and 163 cities covering almost all of Europe
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