Resilient Values in Game Industry Formation: Institutional Perspective to the Finnish Context

Miikka J. Lehtonen*, Katharina S. Schilli, J. Tuomas Harviainen

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Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

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Abstrakti

With the proliferation of technologies and digital platforms, contemporary game
development firms’ value propositions have become more complex. While on a global scale a considerable share of the game industry’s revenue is captured by a few dozen firms, we are also witnessing the emergence of local and regional hotspots. In this context, legitimacy is of utmost importance if new competitive advantages are to become institutionalized as an industry. This paper extends studies which have offered temporal snapshots to the regional or local formation of game industry by focusing on the Finnish context. The concept of resilient values is introduced as legitimizing how the game industry is shaped and how the values are interpreted to develop the industry further. Our findings suggest legitimacy is intertwined with resilient values, thus resulting in the industry evolving over time through three different stages: (1) incubation
period, (2) growth phase, and (3) institutionalized legitimacy.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Artikkeli15554120211049572
Sivut1-25
Sivumäärä25
JulkaisuGames and Culture
Varhainen verkossa julkaisun päivämäärä17 lokak. 2021
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TilaSähköinen julkaisu (e-pub) ennen painettua julkistusta - 17 lokak. 2021
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