Early independent production entrepreneurs in UK television: agents of a neo-liberal intervention

Paterson, R. (2017) Early independent production entrepreneurs in UK television: agents of a neo-liberal intervention. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 9(3), pp. 280-298. (doi: 10.1504/IJEV.2017.086496)

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Abstract

This essay focuses on the operation of the UK independent television production sector in the context of the entrepreneurial aspirations of company owners in the 1990s. The calculative practices used running these small and medium sized companies are examined and the experiences in managing them are mapped as they negotiated an evolving fitness landscape. Analysis is provided of the strategies adopted including the need to develop reputation and relational contracts to secure a constant flow of commissions. Conclusions are drawn about this transitional phase of entrepreneurship in this sector ahead of Government intervention in the market through imposing new terms of trade between independent production companies and broadcasters.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Paterson, Mr Richard
Authors: Paterson, R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing
Publisher:Inderscience Publishers
ISSN:1742-5379
ISSN (Online):1742-5360
Published Online:01 February 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
First Published:First published in International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing 9(3): 280-298
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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