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International Perspectives on Business Innovation and Disruption in the Creative Industries

International Perspectives on Business Innovation and Disruption in the Creative Industries

Film, Video and Photography

Edited by Robert DeFillippi and Patrik Wikström

This volume examines how disruptive innovations are reshaping industry boundaries and challenging conventional business models and practices in the industries for film, video and photography. The thirteen chapters provide a rich and diverse account of these processes from a wide range of country contexts. The book fills the gap between the study of disruption by innovation scholars in business schools and the recognition of disruption by academics and practitioners from non-business school disciplines and contexts, including the broader social sciences.

Chapter 3: A case study of business model innovation and transformation in China’s film industry

Tuen-Yu Lau and Axel Kwok

Subjects: business and management, knowledge management, organisational innovation, innovation and technology, knowledge management, organisational innovation


This chapter is an analysis of business model innovation and transformation in the film industry in China. The chapter analyses how change is driven both by revised regulations and by technology development. Although there have been a number of policy changes, the creation of film content in China is still highly censored and content delivery channels are monitored by the government. But while these regulations remain, digital technologies transform the distribution and consumption of audio-visual content. These two factors in concert generate business model innovation and reformation and contribute to the current rapid and fascinating development of the Chinese film industry.

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