Local buzz, global pipelines and Hallyu: the case of the film and TV industry in South Korea
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While the local buzz and global pipeline approach has provided a useful account of knowledge creation and diffusion in creative industries, little attention has been paid to the complex dynamics of knowledge flows through time and space. This article examines how the dynamics of local buzz and global pipelines supported Hallyu (translated into English as the Korean Wave, which refers to the increased popularity of South Korean cultural goods outside of Korea) by analyzing the Korean film and TV industry. It is argued that changes in extra-local knowledge linkages offer opportunities for the expansion of the industry, both in domestic and international markets. The main findings indicate that not only the dynamics of local buzz and global pipelines reconfigured Hallyu, but also public support policies, private sector’s exertion and increased demand in the global market promoted Hallyu.
local buzz, global pipelines, Hallyu, Korean Wave, Korean Film and TV industry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-300012DiVA: diva2:950639
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