A24. Hart, P. & Rice, R.E. (1988). Inter-industry relations in electronic news services. Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 39(4), 252261.


The development of intercorporate and interindustry ties by firms providing electronic news through videotex and teletext in the US between 1979 and 1984 is discussed in the context of resource dependence theory. Several important trends are noted: (1) the growth in relationships formed between newspapers and cable firms to provide cabletext, (2) the increasing number of affiliate ties involved in both videotex an teletext services, (3) the more binding or permanent ties in videotex relations, and (4) the rather independent role of information providers in videotex compared to the marked dependency between information providers and transmission providers in teletext.

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