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The Design Towards a Collaborative Subscription Service : The Case of The Finnish Newspaper Industry (2020)


Kazan, Erol; Tuunanen, Tuure (2020). The Design Towards a Collaborative Subscription Service : The Case of The Finnish Newspaper Industry. In Hofmann, Sara; Müller, Oliver; Rossi, Matti (Eds.) DESRIST 2020 : The proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology. Theme: Designing for Digital Transformation – Co-Creating Services with Citizens and Industry (pp. 360-366). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12388. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-64823-7_33


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kazan, Erol; Tuunanen, Tuure

Parent publication: DESRIST 2020 : The proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology. Theme: Designing for Digital Transformation – Co-Creating Services with Citizens and Industry

Parent publication editors: Hofmann, Sara; Müller, Oliver; Rossi, Matti

Place and date of conference: Kristiansand, Norway, 2.-4.12.2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-64822-0

eISBN: 978-3-030-64823-7

Journal or series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISSN: 0302-9743

eISSN: 1611-3349

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 12388

Pages range: 360-366

Number of pages in the book: 470

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64823-7_33

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72929

Additional information: Also part of the Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI book sub series (LNISA, volume 12388).


Abstract

The newspaper industry is challenged with its business models. To stabilize revenues, publishers opted for digital subscriptions for generating additional revenue streams. However, digital subscriptions showcase limited success. News aggregator platforms may promise publishers a pool of paying readers. But platform fees and the loss of customer relationships enact barriers among publishers to join. This study proposes a software prototype based on design science research to address the aforementioned shortcomings by deriving design principles for a collaborative subscription service. Building on the strategic alliance, digital platform and business model literature, this research aims to identify design principles that create conducive conditions towards a collaborative subscription service among newspaper publishers


Keywords: platform economy; online services; electronic business; newspapers; publishers; publishing sector; business models; software business; design-based research

Free keywords: digital platform; business model; collaboration; prototype; design science; newspaper Industry


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