Chapter 4 Global digital networks and global media systems: an economic perspective
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The rapid diffusion of information communication technologies (ICTs) across the world facilitates the formation of global digital networks (GDNs), which have fundamentally changed the global media landscapes. This chapter explores these significant changes from an economic perspective and analyzes the impacts of GDNs on the global media systems. A research agenda regarding GDNs is proposed, including the diffusion of future technologies and GDNs, the business models of GDNs, the impacts of GDNs on traditional and new media industries, government regulations and GDNs, and the imbalance flow of information and revenue between GDN home nation-states and other nation-states.

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