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Investigating the multiple roles of production managers in the case of Swedish filmmaking
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the key players and their roles in the network ecology of the Swedish film production. The analysis of the semi-structured interviews and filming site observations highlight the multiple functions of production managers in the case of Swedish filmmaking. First, managers function as investigator of screening trends, fashion and fads. Second, mangers have a bridge builder function building global pipelines in order to find co-production partners. Third, managers have a gatekeeper function as they direct external knowledge sourcing, integrating and diffusing. 

Keyword [en]
iSwedish filmmaking, production managers, investigator, bridge builder, gatekeeper
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-300015DiVA: diva2:950642
Projects
Culture, Creativity and Economy
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 220 216 900 300
Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2016-08-26Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Like a wave: Understanding the film and TV industries in Korea and Sweden
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2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This doctoral dissertation is concerned with the complex dynamics of knowledge in the South Korean film and TV industry and Swedish filmmaking from a spatiotemporal perspective. The film and TV industries are highly dependent on knowledge and innovation. Production in the film and TV industries usually takes place in the form of projects in which creative professionals form teams for a limited time period to complete creative tasks. Moreover, the film and TV industries are facing rapid and constant changes to work practices, technology, markets and demand. Therefore, the dynamics of knowledge and interactive learning can be an important source of competitive advantages and project success in the film and TV industries. 

The aim of this thesis is to enhance understanding of knowledge creation and diffusion processes, relationships with institutional settings and the systematic character of business in the film and TV industries. The focus of this thesis is on the production value chain in which many independent production firms are active. It is argued that 1) the film and TV industries and their institutional environments co-evolve; and 2) project-specific knowledge sourcing takes places through local-extra local linkages.

The case of the Korean film and TV industry indicates that its evolution strongly depends on the setting of the respective institutions and regulations, and on the institutional environments. In addition, it is argued that diverse actors, factors and sectors are involved in the emergence and development of the Korean film and TV industry. The Swedish filmmaking case study examines production processes and ecologies and argues that production managers are the key players in them, and their roles – investigator, bridge builder and gatekeeper – in knowledge creation and diffusion processes are central to this part of the production of film and TV. Exploring two case studies with a focus on the key (f)actors of knowledge creation and diffusion processes has resulted in the view that knowledge-based competencies can be an important source of competitive advantage and project success in high-velocity environments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2016. 67 p.
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Social Sciences, ISSN 1652-9030 ; 129
Keyword
knowledge creation and diffusion, film and TV industries, South Korea, Sweden, creative industries
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-300017 (URN)978-91-554-9634-0 (ISBN)
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2016-09-21, Museum Gustavianum, Akademigatan 3, Uppsala, 10:00 (English)
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Supervisors
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 220 216 900 300
Available from: 2016-08-31 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2016-09-05

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