Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
BETA
Publications (10 of 89) Show all publications
Dumont, G. & Ots, M. (2020). Social dynamics and stakeholder relationships in personal branding. Journal of Business Research, 106, 118-128
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social dynamics and stakeholder relationships in personal branding
2020 (English)In: Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, E-ISSN 1873-7978, Vol. 106, p. 118-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Personal branding is a rapidly growing phenomenon taking place in multistakeholder ecosystems. This article builds on ethnographic fieldwork from the rock-climbing industry in the US and Europe to show how stakeholders enable and shape the personal branding practices of professional climbers. Findings demonstrate that personal branding is a highly social practice wherein stakeholders provide three types of resources to elaborate personal brands: material resources, informational resources, and symbolic resources. In addition, six main conventions guiding stakeholders' relationships and enabling resource transfer are then identified and theorized. Finally, these findings are built upon to suggest a framework to analyze stakeholder cooperation in personal branding.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Athletes, Personal branding, Personal brands, Qualitative methods, Social worlds framework, Stakeholder
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46225 (URN)10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.09.013 (DOI)2-s2.0-85072068262 (Scopus ID)IHHMMTCIS (Local ID)IHHMMTCIS (Archive number)IHHMMTCIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-18Bibliographically approved
Lopez-Vega, H. & Ots, M. (2019). How do digital capabilities change institutionalised professionalpractices? A response from Swedish media companies. In: : . Paper presented at R&D Management Conference.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How do digital capabilities change institutionalised professionalpractices? A response from Swedish media companies
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

For over two centuries, technology has reshaped professional work. In most cases, these changes were positive as they have created new areas of work for professions and destroyed relatively few. Recently, however, technological change i.e. digitalization has also negatively impacted professionals with numerous professions, such as journalist, doctors, accountants. While research has extensively focused on digital technologies, per se, research has ignored its effect on the agents implementing technologies i.e. professionals. We suggest that organizing digitalization involves not only recombining physical and digital technologies but also reconstructing institutional professions. We use a comparative case study of two of the oldest Swedish newspaper companies to present: 1) two paths to build digital capabilities i.e. building digital capabilities or acquiring digital capabilities and 2) detail a change in the professional practices. Our results portray how digitalization changed professionals from doing occupational tasks to build collaborative relations with other professions.

Keywords
Digitalization, organizational boundaries, innovation
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45517 (URN)
Conference
R&D Management Conference
Funder
Vinnova
Available from: 2019-08-09 Created: 2019-08-09 Last updated: 2019-08-09
Ots, M., Weibull, L. & Melesko, S. (2019). On the dynamics of media markets: Professor Karl Erik Gustafsson in memoriam. Journal of Media Business Studies, 16(2), 153-161
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On the dynamics of media markets: Professor Karl Erik Gustafsson in memoriam
2019 (English)In: Journal of Media Business Studies, ISSN 1652-2354, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 153-161Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Media and advertising markets have a number of characteristics that affect how firms are competing and collaborating, how new firms enter the markets, and how new products are created. Throughout a research career in media management and media economics that started in the 1960s and stretched over more than five decades, Karl Erik Gustafsson kept exploring these topics, and their implications for both business strategy, regulation, and policy. His work formed early building blocks, both for media management as an academic field, and for the design, operationalisation, and governance of media policy, especially concerning newspaper development, in the Nordic countries. This article provides an introduction to his work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Market dynamics, media policy, newspapers, advertising media, barriers to entry, media history
National Category
Media and Communications Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42987 (URN)10.1080/16522354.2019.1572451 (DOI)000474715900005 ()2-s2.0-85061576636 (Scopus ID)HOA JIBS 2019 (Local ID)HOA JIBS 2019 (Archive number)HOA JIBS 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2019-02-15 Created: 2019-02-15 Last updated: 2019-08-14Bibliographically approved
Nord, L. & Ots, M. (2019). Politiken och journalistiken (6ed.). In: Gunnar Nygren & Ingela Wadbring (Ed.), På väg mot medievärlden 2030: Journalistikens villkor och utmaningar (pp. 53-74). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politiken och journalistiken
2019 (Swedish)In: På väg mot medievärlden 2030: Journalistikens villkor och utmaningar / [ed] Gunnar Nygren & Ingela Wadbring, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 6, p. 53-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019 Edition: 6
Keywords
Medier, politik, presstöd, public service, yttrandefrihet, mediesystem
National Category
Media Studies Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45561 (URN)978-91-44-12506-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-14 Created: 2019-08-14 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved
Ots, M., Lopez-Vega, H. & Johansson, A. (2019). Stretching the knowledge boundaries of the firm: How local newspapers reinvent organizational practices in a digital world. In: : . Paper presented at European Media Management Association Conference, "Media Management and Actionable Knowledge: The Relationship between Theory and Practice", Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, June 5-9.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stretching the knowledge boundaries of the firm: How local newspapers reinvent organizational practices in a digital world
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Media and Communications Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-43700 (URN)
Conference
European Media Management Association Conference, "Media Management and Actionable Knowledge: The Relationship between Theory and Practice", Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, June 5-9
Available from: 2019-05-20 Created: 2019-05-20 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved
Ots, M., Berglez, P. & Olausson, U. (2019). Sustainable news media: Organizational reconciliation of economic, democratic, and environmental challenges in media firms. In: : . Paper presented at 6th RME Research Conference, 1-3 oct 2019 Jönköping.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainable news media: Organizational reconciliation of economic, democratic, and environmental challenges in media firms
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we explore the role of media industries in the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development. Based on prior research on media industries, the paper starts by outlining the established view of this complex business context and its contradictory objectives. We then systematize this in a tentative framework of media business objectives in relation to the Agenda 2030 goals, and finally propose a research agenda. In future versions of this paper we will complement this framework with case study data on Sustainable Management Practices at the largest Nordic media houses. This entails how managers understand and interpret the meaning of sustainability in the media context and media’s role for agenda 2030, but also how they operationalize and organize this in business practices.

National Category
Media and Communications Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46409 (URN)
Conference
6th RME Research Conference, 1-3 oct 2019 Jönköping
Available from: 2019-10-01 Created: 2019-10-01 Last updated: 2019-10-01
Ots, M. (2019). Teorier om mediernas ekonomiska strategier (2ed.). In: Michael Karlsson & Jesper Strömbäck (Ed.), Handbok i Journalistikforskning: (pp. 145-156). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teorier om mediernas ekonomiska strategier
2019 (Swedish)In: Handbok i Journalistikforskning / [ed] Michael Karlsson & Jesper Strömbäck, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019, 2, p. 145-156Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2019 Edition: 2
Keywords
Massmedier, strategi, mediemarknad
National Category
Media Studies Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45680 (URN)9789144124636 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-08-23 Created: 2019-08-23 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Ots, M. & Picard, R. G. (2018). Press subsidies. In: Jon F. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication: . Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Press subsidies
2018 (English)In: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication / [ed] Jon F. Nussbaum, Oxford University Press, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Due to its function as a watchdog or fourth estate in democratic societies and a variety of commercial challenges, policy-makers have undertaken initiatives to support the production and distribution of news. Press subsidies are one such policy initiative that particularly aims to provide support to private news producers. Paid as direct cash handouts or indirect reduced taxes and fees, they exist in some form in almost every country in the world. Subsidies are not uncontroversial, their effectiveness is unclear, and their magnitude, designs, and areas of application, differ across nations and their unique economic, cultural, and political contexts.

After periods of declining political and public interest in media subsidies, the recent economic crisis of journalism, and the rising influence of various forms of click-bait, fake, native, or biased news on social media platforms, has brought state support of original journalism back on the agenda.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2018
Keywords
public policy, state intervention, press support, news aid, media policy, journalism studies
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41812 (URN)10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.861 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-10-11 Created: 2018-10-11 Last updated: 2019-05-22Bibliographically approved
Feng, S. & Ots, M. (2018). Seeing Native Advertising Production via the Business Model Lens: The Case of Forbes’s BrandVoice Unit. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 18(2), 148-161
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Seeing Native Advertising Production via the Business Model Lens: The Case of Forbes’s BrandVoice Unit
2018 (English)In: Journal of Interactive Advertising, ISSN 1525-2019, E-ISSN 1525-2019, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 148-161Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Whereas the production-side of advertising has interested scholars for decades, research has focused primarily on isolated agency practices and interactions with clients. There has been limited discussion of how an ad agency coordinates and connects multiple activities and relationships, and how the agency setup has evolved over time. This question has become particularly interesting in the age of digitization, in which new forms of advertising require new ways of organizing production. In a case study of Forbes’s BrandVoice unit, this paper specifically examines native advertising production via the business model lens, illustrating how BrandVoice consciously borrows production logics from journalism and distribution practices of platform economies. This study contributes to the understanding of the morphing of advertising production and agency work in the digital economy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
native advertising, content marketing, branded content, business model, advertising production
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41466 (URN)10.1080/15252019.2018.1491349 (DOI)2-s2.0-85057341283 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-17 Created: 2018-09-17 Last updated: 2019-06-07Bibliographically approved
Achtenhagen, L., Melesko, S. & Ots, M. (2018). Upholding the 4th estate—exploring the corporate governance of the media ownership form of business foundations. JMM - The International Journal on Media Management, 20(2), 129-150
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Upholding the 4th estate—exploring the corporate governance of the media ownership form of business foundations
2018 (English)In: JMM - The International Journal on Media Management, ISSN 1424-1277, E-ISSN 1424-1250, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 129-150Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Whereas media ownership issues have interested scholars for decades, research has largely ignored the implications of specific ownership forms on the corporate governance of media companies, that is, how these companies are directed and controlled. This article attempts to address this gap by exploring the corporate governance of the ownership form of business foundations—a type of ownership that is increasing in different countries around the world. We analyze the corporate governance of three business foundations in the Swedish newspaper sector that together hold 26% of the market and outperform their industry peers. The control function, which is at the heart of corporate governance, is typically performed by companies’ owners. However, foundations do not have a physical person as owner; thus, this control function is replaced by the foundation’s charter, which stipulates the aim of the foundation’s business activities. When steered by professional top management, the charter’s long-term orientation facilitates the careful implementation of strategic directions without short-term performance pressures. We conclude the article by outlining several advantages and disadvantages of this ownership form for the media industry. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
newspaper, qualitative research, Scandinavia, Sweden
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41469 (URN)10.1080/14241277.2018.1482302 (DOI)000456885600003 ()2-s2.0-85050566706 (Scopus ID)HOA JIBS 2018 (Local ID)HOA JIBS 2018 (Archive number)HOA JIBS 2018 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-09-17 Created: 2018-09-17 Last updated: 2019-02-20Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0301-9765

Search in DiVA

Show all publications