fACT-medlem Arne H. Krumsvik var opponent da Kasper Lindskow forsvarte sin doktoravhandling ‘Exploring Digital News Publishing Business Models: A production network approach‘ ved Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
Abstract: The dissertation explores the strategic design of digital news publishing business models. More specifically, it does so by examining the extensive production networks that support the co-production of digital news offerings in the American digital news publishing ecology. The production networks are examined using a theoretical framework that combines network based strategy theory with Emerson’s power-dependence theory and a network centered business model construct. The dissertation concludes that digital news publishers balance different types of competitive and collaborative strategies in order to manage their dependencies on a large number of partners including global multinationals such as Microsoft, AOL, Google and Facebook. This conclusion is further unfolded at the defense.