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Strategic design towards platform collaboration in the newspaper industry : a design science research study (2020)


Kazan, E., Tuunanen, T., Li, M., Ghanbari, H., & Tumbas, S. (2020). Strategic design towards platform collaboration in the newspaper industry : a design science research study. In Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2020) (pp. 5086-5095). University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. https://doi.org/10.24251/hicss.2020.625


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All authors or editorsKazan, Erol; Tuunanen, Tuure; Li, Mengcheng; Ghanbari, Hadi; Tumbas, Sanja

Parent publicationProceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2020)

Conference:

  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Place and date of conferenceGrand Wailea, Maui, HI, USA7.-10.1.2020

ISBN978-0-9981331-3-3

Journal or seriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

ISSN1530-1605

eISSN2572-6862

Publication year2020

Pages range5086-5095

PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.24251/hicss.2020.625

Persistent website addresshttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/64367

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67216


Abstract

The newspaper industry is challenged by unsustainable business models. To stabilize dwindling revenue streams, publishers opted for digital subscriptions as one avenue for generating additional revenue streams. Large publishers have indeed benefited from rising subscription numbers. However, smaller publishers are challenged to achieve the same results. Some of the root causes are high churn rates, adoption costs and lock-in effects of subscription services. News aggregator platforms may promise newspaper publishers a large pool of paying readers. But platform fees and the loss of direct customer relationships enact commercial barriers among publishers. This study proposes design science research to address the aforementioned shortcomings by designing a collaborative subscription service in a Nordic country. Building on strategic alliance, digital platform and business model literature, this research aims to identify pertinent design principles that create positive conditions for a collaborative subscription services in the newspaper industry.


Keywordsmagazine and newspaper publishersbusiness modelsnewspaperselectronic publishingonline publishing


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Reporting Year2020

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