ERIC Number: ED121317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Regulation of Broadcasting in the United States: A Comparative Analysis. Publication No. 75-6.
An analysis of the American system of broadcasting and its regulation by the Federal Communications Commission sought to compare decision-making processes and outcomes in four cases involving innovations in the broadcasting market. The innovations, which were chosen to exemplify common elements in the commission's decision-making, included frequency modulation (FM) radio, ultra-high frequency (UHF) television, cable television, and subscription television. A number of perspectives were considered in making the assessment, focusing on the organization as a maximizer of specific values, the organization in the context of a number of interacting organizations, the internal operations of the focal organizations, and attempts to circumvent the dominant assumption that a focal unit attempts to maximize the attainment of values. In conclusion, the report reviews various proposals to reform the system of broadcast regulation in the United States. (JY)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Decision Making, Federal Government, Government Role, Innovation, Organizational Effectiveness, Radio, Television
Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy, 200 Aiken Computation Lab., Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($23.40)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Program on Information Technologies and Public Policy.
Identifiers - Location: United States