Scientific Communication

Economic Analysis of the Electronic Journal Market



Scientific Communication
Economic Analysis of the Electronic Journal Market
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Today, the media and communication markets are undergoing a fundamental transformation. This thesis focuses on the market for electronic media products in the higher education market and especially on the market for scientific journals. In contrast to other media sectors this partial market shows a significantly different structure and different characteristics. For around 10 years scientific publishers have offered electronic versions of their products, which is of vital importance for the scientific communication of research activities all over the world. Content providers as well as libraries face new duties and responsibilities. Librarians especially have to cope with the new assignments as advanced information intermediaries. In view of decreasing library budgets and increasing costs for scientific information sources, the economic responsibilities have become an important issue in librarians’ daily work. Thus, one major goal of this research is to obtain a better understanding of the way in which scientific content is traded over markets.
The author

About the author

Dr. Rainer B. Fladung wrote this dissertation thesis at the Institute of Information Systems, School of Business and Economics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Frankfurt University and worked as research assistant for several years with a focus on digital goods and information economy.
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Reviews

„Die junge Wissenschaftlerin setzt sich vorbehaltlos mit allen Dingen auseinander, die in der gesellschaftlichen Realität unserer Zeit, den uns meistens fernen theologischen wie philosophischen Sphären und dem Friedwaldalltag zu diesem Thema zu diskutieren sind. Ein Buch zur rechten Zeit.“ (Forstliche Mitteilungen, 10/2007)
Additional Information

Additional Information

Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days
Author Rainer Fladung
Number of pages 306
Language English
Publication date Jan 15, 2007
Weight (kg) 0.5570
ISBN-13 9783898217347