The supposed conflict between aesthetic values and market logics has long been heating the debate among scholars in the cultural and creative industries: while over time researchers provided a more nuanced picture of the market-aesthetic logics tension, able to go beyond a prosaic conflict between the two extremes, some questions remain open. In this work we try to understand how editors in the publishing industry deal with market and aesthetic logics when they are interviewed regarding their work. Also, we address the organizational characteristics that may affect the editors’ discourses.Continue reading “WHAT EDITORS TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT EDITORS? AN ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC INTERVIEWS SEARCHING FOR MARKET AND AESTHETIC LOGICS”
By Anna Kukla‑Gryz, Joanna Tyrowicz, Michał Krawczyk
Digital piracy is an interesting case of an extremely common activity with a rather shady ethical and legal status. One way of understanding this paradox is in terms of numerous justifications for downloading files from unauthorized sources. Maybe the most commonly heard argument is that the original products are unfairly priced. Does unfair price really drive an easy-going approach to digital piracy?Continue reading “DIGITAL PIRACY AND THE PERCEPTION OF PRICE FAIRNESS: EVIDENCE FROM A FIELD EXPERIMENT”
By Elisa Salvador and Pierre-Jean Benghozi
The e-book revolution impacted all the phases of the traditional value chain of the book publishing sector, characterized by a secular business model. A comparative analysis of the technological characteristics – through an analytical and methodical codification – of all the versions of 6 well-known e-readers enabled to highlight that there is an attitude towards standardization linked to some specific minor specialization choices.
By Karol Jan Borowiecki and Trilce Navarrete
One of the available and yet controversial tools in cultural policy at the national level is the reduction of VAT rates for cultural goods and services. We document the standard and reduced VAT rates in EU-28 countries in the period from 1993 to 2013 and explore the underlying determinants. We also show and estimate the exact positive effect of a fiscal rate reduction on the book expenditure.
By Stéphanie Peltier, Françoise Benhamou and Mamoudou Toure
What does the long tail effect mean? In many industries, sales are concentrated on a few products in spite of the diversity of products available. The long-tail effect weakens the high level of concentration of sales. It compensates for a “winner-take-all” or a superstar phenomenon. But is there also a long-tail for small publishers?