Journal article

Corporations and cultural industries: Time Warner, Bertelsmann, and News Corporation (Book review)

C De Beukelaer

Cultural Trends | Taylor and Francis | Published : 2013


Corporations and cultural industries sets out to tackle a clearly delineated and well-articulated goal: exploring the role and position of three major corporations (Time Warner, Bertelsmann, and News Corporation), in particular since the 1990s. The choice for specifically these corporations is informed by their prominent positions in the globalized market of cultural commodities. Moreover, the different national embedding of these enterprises serves as a basis to illustrate an “incorporated comparison” of these transnational players. Time Warner is based in the USA, News Corporation originates from Australia, but was reincorporated in the USA, and Bertelsmann was founded in Germany (p. 6). T..

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