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Changing the Rules of the Game

Economic, Management and Emerging Issues in the Computer Games Industry

Editors: Hotho, S., McGregor, N. (Eds.)

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The computer games industry is one of the most vibrant industries today whose potential for growth seems inexhaustible. This book adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and captures emerging trends as well as the issues and challenges faced by businesses, their managers and their workforce in the games industry.

About the authors

Professor Sabine Hotho is Professor in Strategic and Change Management and Head of the Dundee Business School at the University of Abertay Dundee, UK. She has published in the fields of critical management, public sector management and change management. Her current research addresses the organizational and management practices in the digital games industry.

 
Neil McGregor graduated with a BA(Hons) in Economics and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from Stirling University, UK. He has worked at Abertay University for 20 years, before which he was employed at Loughborough University Business School. Neil is currently Division Leader in Accounting, Finance and Economics within the Dundee Business School. In his time at Abertay he has also been Director of the Tayside Economic Research Centre, Scottish Economic Research Centre and the Lothian Labour Market Unit. He has worked on a range of consultancy and research projects including contributions to the Council for Industry and Higher Education research into links between HEIs and the computer games industry in the UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Emerging Perspectives on an Emerging Industry

    Hotho, Sabine (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Problematizing a Homogeneous Spatial Logic for the Creative Industries: The Case of the Digital Games Industry

    Champion, Katherine

    Pages 9-27

  • Commercial Business Models for a Fast Changing Industry

    White, Gregor (et al.)

    Pages 28-47

  • The Role of the Consumer: From Sales to Co-production

    Zackariasson, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 48-64

  • Business Growth, the Internet and Risk Management in the Computer Games Industry

    McGregor, Neil

    Pages 65-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Changing the Rules of the Game
Book Subtitle
Economic, Management and Emerging Issues in the Computer Games Industry
Editors
  • S. Hotho
  • N. McGregor
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31841-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137318411
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30353-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33819-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 219
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