Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorGraybeal, Geoffrey Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-20T04:30:10Z
dc.date.available2014-03-20T04:30:10Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.othergraybeal_geoffrey_m_201212_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/graybeal_geoffrey_m_201212_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29634
dc.description.abstractUsing strategic management theories of organizational decision-making and upper echelons as theoretical frameworks, this dissertation addresses the strategic decision processes used by newspapers to address mobile disruption of newspaper business models. This study used a cross-sectional within-case case survey design as the primary method to study the strategic decision processes newspapers are using to address the perceived disruption they are facing from wireless mobile devices. The study was conducted in two parts: the first stage used a purposive sample of semi-structured interviews with industry experts, while the second and primary stage of data collection used a nationwide survey of publishers of daily newspapers. The study found that the majority of newspaper publishers do not perceive wireless mobile devices as a disruptive threat to their business, and thus engage in a comprehensive decision-making process. While newspapers have moved toward a more centralized decision-making process, they also have attempted to be more open in their participation during the strategic decision making process, but also remain relatively slow in the time it takes to make a decision. Overall, there does not appear to be any relationship between perception of disruption and decision process characteristics.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectNewspapers
dc.subjectStrategy
dc.subjectDecision-Making
dc.subjectStrategic Decision-Making Process
dc.subjectDisruptive Innovation
dc.subjectBusiness Model Innovation
dc.subjectMobile Devices
dc.subjectChristensen
dc.subjectCharitou
dc.subjectMarkides
dc.subjectTablets
dc.subjectWireless
dc.subjectPublishers
dc.titleOrganizational strategic decision processes in disrupted markets
dc.title.alternativea study of U.S. newspaper mobile business model innovation
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentGrady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.majorMass Communication
dc.description.advisorC. Ann Hollifield
dc.description.committeeC. Ann Hollifield
dc.description.committeeDean Krugman
dc.description.committeeScott Graffin
dc.description.committeeLee Becker
dc.description.committeeAlison Alexander


Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatView

There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record