International Perspectives on Business Innovation and Disruption in the Creative Industries
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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.
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Chapter 4: The power of Japanese film production consortia: the evolution of inter-firm alliance networks and the revival of the Japanese film industry

Naoki Wakabayashi, Jin-Ichiro Yamada and Masaru Yamashita


Japanese films are reviving in the Japanese market because new film production alliances, Film Production Consortia (FPC), have gradually become institutionalized as the standard alliance strategy in the Japanese film business. An FPC is defined as a temporary, inter-firm project organization employed for film production joint ventures including media and non-media industries, mainly led by a major TV station. We discuss its unique features, competitive advantages, history, and main roles of corporate producers as its key players. Since it delivers films as a media mix promotion tool for sponsoring companies outside the film industry, it can attract wide investment.

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