A nation of entrepreneurs? Television, social change and the rise of the entrepreneur

Boyle, R. and Magor, M. (2008) A nation of entrepreneurs? Television, social change and the rise of the entrepreneur. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 4(2), pp. 125-144. (doi: 10.1386/macp.4.2.125_1)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/macp.4.2.125_1


This article examines the ways that the media, and television in particular, represent a particular aspect of the business landscape: entrepreneurship. It looks at the extent to which a more entrepreneurial television industry in the United Kingdom has extended the scale and scope of the range of representations relating to entrepreneurship on the small screen. This research also tries to capture whether such representations are helping to create a climate of opinion within which ideas about entrepreneurial activity are becoming increasingly legitimised and indeed normalised within society. Is this process an example of television reacting to broader cultural, economic and political shifts in society? Or does it tell us more about television's fixation with evolving forms and formats in an increasingly commercial digital environment?

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boyle, Professor Raymond
Authors: Boyle, R., and Magor, M.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

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