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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Charles Davis

Politics and Policy

University   Ryerson University
E-Mail Address   c5davis@ryerson.ca
Phone Number   (416) 979-5000 ext. 7145
Office Location   RCC 222D
Office Hours   TBA
Website   http://www.ryerson.ca/~c5davis/


Education

B.A. (Kalamazooo College), M.A. (University of Notre Dame), Ph.D. (University of Montreal)

Biography

Charles Davis' background is in science and technology policy and management. In 2004 he joined Ryerson University as holder of the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Research Chair in Media Management and Entrepreneurship. He is currently developing a research and teaching program that focuses on innovation and firm dynamics in the media, creative, and cultural industries. Before joining Ryerson, Charles taught e-business, strategy, and innovation management in the University of New Brunswick's Faculty of Business.

Research Interests

Media firms, entrepreneurship, capabilities, industrial organization, political economy, new firm formation, transnationalization, product and service innovation management, and labour practices in the media and other creative industries. Political economy of media industries. Development of media industry agglomerations. Firm-level capabilities in production of experience goods. Processes of customer value creation in media and other creative industries. Policy for creative industries in general and media industries in particular.

Selected Publications

C.H. Davis and J. Kaye (2009). “International Production Outsourcing and the Development of Indigenous Film and Television Capabilities – the Case of Canada,” in /Locating Migrating Media/. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming.

C.H. Davis, F. Vladica, and I. Berkowitz (2008). “Business Capabilities of Small Entrepreneurial Media Firms: Independent Production of Children’s Television in Canada,” /Journal of Media Business Studies/ 5(1): 9-40.

K. Dewar, W. Li, and C.H. Davis (2007). “Photographic Images, Cul¬ture, and Perception in Tourism Ad¬vertising: a Study of Canadian and Chinese University Students using Q-Methodology,” /Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing /22(2): 36-44.

C.H. Davis and E. Sun (2006). “Business Development Capabilities in Information Technology SMEs in a Regional Economy,” /Journal of Technology Transfer /31, 145-161.

 

 

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan