Market uncertainty and mimetic isomorphism in the newspaper industry: A study of Taiwan's mainstream newspapers from 1992 to 2003

Shu-Chu Li, Chen Yi Lee

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Abstract

Mimetic isomorphic theory explains the process through which organizations in the same environment imitate each other's actions to become more similar to each other. Adopting the theory, this study examined the content of Taiwan's three major newspapers from 1992 to 2003 to investigate the relationship between market uncertainty and mimetic isomorphism. The data analysis shows that the uncertainty in Taiwan's newspaper industry created an environment of mimetic isomorphism, and the findings are congruent with the predictions of mimetic isomorphic theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-384
Number of pages18
JournalAsian Journal of Communication
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 5 Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Institutional theory
  • Market uncertainty
  • Mimetic isomorphism
  • Newspaper industry

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