Planet of the Platforms

  • Tom Evens
  • Karen Donders
Part of the Palgrave Global Media Policy and Business book series (GMPB)


The opening chapter introduces a definition of platform and uses an elaboration of the concept power to examine platform power. It gives an introduction to media industries research and explains the benefits of this emerging field in media and communication studies. Finally, a detailed outline of the book is given while discussing the content of the various chapters and case notes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.imec-mict, Department of Communication SciencesGhent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.imec-SMIT, Department of Communication SciencesFree University of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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