International conference organised by MSH Paris Nord, MSH des Alpes, MSH d'Aquitaine, MSH de Paris, MSH Nord-Pas de Calais
and Gricis Université du Québec à Montréal, within the ACI programme
« Les mutations des industries de la culture, de l’information et de la communication : bilan, cartographie, observation ».
  Panel 1 - Panel 2 - Panel 3 - Panel 4 - Panel 5 - Panel 6 - Panel 7
   
Panel 1 : Transformations in industrial and financial structures and strategies
   
  Chairman :

- Philippe Chantepie, director of department des études, de la prospective et des statistiques, ministère de la Culture, France

Speakers :

- Philippe Bouquillion, University of Paris 8 - MSH Paris Nord, France
« “Capitalism in the CMI, anti-market capitalism ?” »

- Eric George, University of Ottawa, Canada
« From industrial and financial strategies of CMI industries to publishing production : critical evaluation of existing writings »
>>> Download the communication (french)

- Marc Ménard, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
« Concentration and transformation of book publishing industry in Quebec : the Quebecor case »
>>> Download the communication (French)

- Jean-Yves Mollier, University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, France
« Communication groups’ strategies at the start of the XXIst century »


   
 

«Capitalism in the CMI, anti-market capitalism ?”»

Philippe Bouquillion
University of Paris 8 - MSH Paris Nord, France


The Cultural and Media Industries (CIM) are usually considered as ruled by the market laws since the financial flows, goods and services liberalizations. The public authorities and the regulation authorities recognize that major companies can abuse of the power and that the extension of the market laws can also be limited by the issues linked the cultural diversity. However it is alleged that these limits are exceptional.

The aim of this communication is to demonstrate that anti-competitive strategies are not the exception but the rules. Tree reasons explain why the CMI are ruled in a anti-competitive way. The first ones are the valorization ways and the territorial identity and the political issues raised by the CMI. The second ones are the financialiation and the concentration. The third ones are the public and regulation policies.

Most of these characteristics structured the CMI from a long time but they became more acute during the last few years. The distinction introduced by Fernand Braudel between free market economy and capitalism can explain the present developments of the CMI and their central importance in the world economy. This point of view may also be interesting in order to analysis the new relationship between the players, content providers and network operators, of the CMI, and especially the ones that are resulting from the digitalization and the development of new products. Actually the different players don’t have, for instance, the same market powers or the same abilities in rising funds in order to buy other companies or to develop new products. The transformations of the CMI occur in a strong anti-competitive context. This anti-market capitalism deeply structure the transformations of the CMI.

«From industrial and financial strategies of CMI industries to publishing production : critical evaluation of existing writings »

Eric George
University of Ottawa, Canada

>>> Download the communication (french)

«Concentration and transformation of book publishing industry in Quebec : the Quebecor case »

Marc Ménard
University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada

>>> Download the communication (French)

«Communication groups’ strategies at the start of the XXIst century »

Jean-Yves Mollier
University of Versailles Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, France

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