Paradise of Knowledge: The Emergence of the Lebanese Newspaper Industry, 1851–1879

  • Najib A. MozahemEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics book series (EBES, volume 10/1)


Industry emergence is one of the central topics in organizational theory. Researchers agree that different industries emerge for different reasons. This paper will study how the Lebanese newspaper industry emerged. The paper will show that the Lebanese newspaper industry emerged as a social movement. Both macro-level structural changes and micro-level grievances will be examined. The identity of the newspapers will be inferred from the framing process and from “stories” told by the newspapers themselves. Ultimately, the paper will show that the early newspapers projected a unified identity as a social movement. The paper will also stress the importance of both macro-level structural events and micro-level grievances.


Social movements Framing process Industry emergence Lebanon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationRafik Hariri UniversityMeshrefLebanon

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