The Strategic Challenge of Continuous Change in Multi-Platform Media Organizations—A Strategy-as-Practice Perspective

Rita Järventie-Thesleff, Johanna Moisander, Mikko Villi
  • The International Journal on Media Management, September 2014, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1080/14241277.2014.919920

Why strategizing is so challenging in multi-platform media organizations

What is it about?

This paper explores the complexities of managing multi-platform strategies in the complex and highly dynamic environments of contemporary media markets. Our study suggests that to succeed in the market, the article argues, multi-platform media organizations need to develop strategies and organizational practices that allow them to be truly ambidextrous—to pursue both incremental and radical change—on all platforms.

Why is it important?

In this paper, we introduce the 'strategy-as-practice approach' to media management scholars and illustrate the analytical perspective that it opens up to studying the challenges that media managers face in the changing media markets.


Professor Johanna K. Moisander
Aalto University

In this paper, we report findings from a three-year research project, Strategic Challenges of the Media Industry in Converging Media Markets, funded by the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. I was the principal investigator, Rita Järventie-Thesleff and Mikko Villi worked in the project as postdoc- researchers.

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