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Switching Channels

Organization and Change in TV Broadcasting

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$70.00 • £60.95 • €63.95

ISBN 9780674018785

Publication Date: 09/15/2005


376 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

13 tables


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This book is a successful effort to subject to economic analysis an industry that has undergone substantial organizational changes within a short time and that is marked by quite peculiar structural properties and production practices. Caves ingeniously sorts out the industry’s peculiarities and reads the economic meaning and implications of its "tribal customs."—Dick Netzer, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

In Switching Channels, Richard Caves has done a great job bringing together a vast amount of disparate information to provide a comprehensive framework for the study of television broadcasting. The book covers everything from syndication through the rise of cable networks.—S. Mark Young, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Richard E. Caves [is] the don of entertainment economics.—Austan Goolsbee, New York Times

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