Digital Transformations in the Media

Dr John Oliver, Associate Professor of Media Management, has recently completed a prestigious Visiting Fellowship at the University of Oxford- Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ).

During the fellowship period he conducted British Academy/Leverhulme funded research into the successful digital transformation of media firms. This work integrated three primary areas: business models, organisational strategy and dynamic capabilities in a longitudinal analysis (1995-2015).

Dr Oliver commented that “researching at one of the world’s top universities was both a privilege and an inspiration, and I was able to meet other Visiting Fellows and exchange ideas and perspectives on digital media and the transformative impact on media organisations”.

The RISJ is a part of Green Templeton College which is a postgraduate college whose provision centres on health and management disciplines. Their researchers were also able to help Dr Oliver with some innovative work that he is currently doing on ‘chronic corporate underperformance’ by drawing on knowledge from the medical research.