Creative organisation theory and creative network development: Launching Finland’s Mediapolis cluster
2013 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper discusses the first findings of project to create media clusterin Finland, called‘Mediapolis’. Yleisradio [Yle], the Finnish public service broadcasting corporation, hassignificant role and is the focus of our particular interest. Yle’s current corporate strategy emphasises the importance of ‘openness’ with the wider industry, and indeed with Finnish society, and recognises that as an essential aspect in creative organisation development. Here we apply some key lessons from creative organisation theory to networked co-operation with focus on content innovation. The partners involved in the Mediapolis project intend for this to become media cluster and have international ambitions. We investigate the ideas and intensions of the partners (which include especially Technopolis and the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, as well as the municipal and regional authorities). According to our respondents, Mediapolis is understood at least from three different dimensions: vision, co-operative network and an economic stimulus. Significant challenges for Mediapolis development can be summarised as question of attractiveness in varied aspects: of the premises, of the area - and of Mediapolis as cluster.
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Business Administration Media and Communications
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29769OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-29769DiVA: diva2:919118
EMMA Annual Conference 2013, Digital Transformations and Transactions, 13-14th June, 2013, Bournemouth University, UK
European Media Management Association (EMMA)2016-04-132016-04-132016-04-13Bibliographically approved