Dear Colleagues,


I am delighted to let you know about a new Special Issue on “Cultural Practices and Policies in the Digital and Global Age” published in Kritika Kultura (ISSN [Online]: 1656-152x, ISSN [Print]: 2094-6937), an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by Department of English School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University.


They provided new insights on cultural policies from economic and business perspectives.


Please visit articles published in this special issue:


Professor Emeritus Patrick Messerlin and Professor Hwy-Chang Moon

Guest Editors



Kritika Kultura, Volume 32: Cultural Practices and Policies in the Digital and Global Age


Introduction. Patrick Messerlin and Hwy-Chang Moon, 1-5


Between Technological Advancement and Protectionism: The Bumpy Evolution from MP3 Players to Smartphones in Korea. Jimmyn Parc, 6-31


Adapting to Technological Changes in the Music Business: The Case of the British Music Industry and New Record Formats in the 1950s. Stephen Ranger, 32-53


Hallyuwood: Korea’s Comparative Advantage in the Global Motion Picture Industry. Sébastien Miroudot, 54-78


The Next Growth Strategy for Hallyu: A Comparative Analysis of Global Entertainment Firms. Yeon W. Lee and Kyuchan Kim, 79-116


A New Model for Globalization in the Film Industry: Lessons from Sino-US Film Co-productions. Wenyan Yin, 117-140


Strategy for the Cultural Contents Industry to Secure Competitive Advantage Using Fourth Industrial Revolution Technology. Jin Sup Jung and Min Jae Lee, 141-163


Assessing the Impact of Protectionism Upon the Performance of Actors: The Case of the French and Korean Film Industries. Hee Jun Kim, Maxime Martigane, and      Jimmyn Parc, 164-182


From Record Contract to Artrepreneur? Musicians’ Self-Management and the Changing Illusio in the Music Market. Holger Schwetter, 183-207


Deepening Conditions of Precarity in the Korean Game Industry and Collaborative Strategies to Overcome Constraints. Sangkyu Lee, 208-236


Synergistic Co-operations in the Cosmetic Industry: Learning and Convergence between Firms and Social Media. Yeon W. Lee, 237-259


The Fandom of Hallyu, A Tribe in the Digital Network Era: The Case of ARMY of BTS. WoongJo Chang and Shin-Eui Park, 260-287


Fan Entrepreneurship: Fandom, Agency, and the Marketing of Hallyu in Israel. Nissim Otmazgin and Irina Lyan, 288-307


Increasing Opportunity and Value in the Cultural Industries: A Comparative Analysis of the Successful Clusters and Implications for Hallyu. Hwy-Chang Moon, 308-333


The Industrialization of Korea’s Performing Arts and Its Path for Globalization. Man-Soo Cho, 334-352


How Industrial Policies Shaped the Globalization of the Chinese Film Industry since the 1990s. Xiaolan Zhou, 353-374


Building Consistent Policies on Subsidies in the Film Industry: Institutions and Instruments in France and Korea. Patrick Messerlin, 375-396


Does Copyright Help or Harm Cultural Diversity in the Digital Age? Sean A. Pager, 397-428


Accumulated and Accumulable Cultures: The Case of Public and Private Initiatives toward K-Pop. Jimmyn Parc and Hwy-Chang Moon, 429-452


Japan’s Soft Power and “Grand Fictions” in Global Venues: Japanese Pop Culture Franchises and Fictionality-based Tactics. Marco Pellitteri, 453-481


The Evolution of the Concept and Practical Application of Cultural Diversity in Korea. Sunhee Park, 482-504

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